‘Yolanda’ death toll now at 2,357 – NDRRMC

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MANILA, Nov. 14 (PNA) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday announced that the partial, official death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) has now hit the 2,357 mark.

This is broken down as follows:

-Region 4A with 2 deaths;

-Region 4B — 5;

-Region 5 — 2;

-Region 6 — 113;

-Region 7 — 72;

-Region 8 — 2,161;

-Region 9 — 1; and

-Region 13 — 1 casualty.

The NDRRMC added the number of injured was placed at3,853 while 77 are still missing.

Around 1,732,477 families or 8,007,200 individuals were affected in 8,819 villages in 43 provinces.

Of these, 74,246 families or 359,574 individuals are staying in 1,099 evacuation centers.

“Yolanda” also destroyed 130,074 houses and damaged 106,915 others.

Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P4,060,044,079.13, including P362,834,761.13 in infrastructure and P3,697,209,318 in agriculture.

Citing figures from the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, the NDRRMC said 566 transmission towers and poles are leaning or toppled, while seven substations were affected and remain unoperational. (PNA)

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