Philippines typhoon toll crosses 4,000 mark

November 20, 2013 4:10 PM

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Philippines typhoon toll crosses 4,000 mark

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario said that 4,011 people perished due to the super typhoon that struck the country on November 8.

The number of people reported injured rose to 18,557, while 1,602 people were still missing, he said.

The cost of damage to properties was estimated at 12 billion pesos (USD 275 million).

Some 2.15 million families or nearly 10 million people were affected in 10,718 villages in 44 provinces. Of the affected population, 4.4 million were displaced and being served inside and outside the evacuation centers.

Of the total cost of damage, Del Rosario said 1.79 billion pesos (USD 41 million) came from infrastructure and 10.45 billion pesos (USD 239.6 million) from agriculture in seven regions of the country.

The government and non government organizations have extended 387 million pesos (USD 8.87) worth so relief assistance to the affected families.


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