NDRRMC: Yolanda death toll now at 5,500

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The death toll from the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda” has climbed to 5,500 from 5,240, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.

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In a radio report, NDRRMC spokesman head Major Reynaldo Balido said the latest count were from Tacloban City with the recovery of 207 bodies, 46 in other parts of Leyte and seven from Eastern Samar.

He added the number of injured also rose to 26,136 while missing persons also increased to 1,757.

The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1.1 million.

It added that total cost of damages was pegged at P24.54 billion. PNA

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