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    ‘Yolanda’ death toll in Phl: 5,982

    THE official death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan) that slammed into Central Philippines on November 8 rose to 5,982, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday.
    The running total of the death toll is broken into: Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 250; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,628; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and Caraga,1.
    The NDRRMC also said 27,002 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing.
    At least 2,581,677 families or 12,191,201 individuals were affected in 12,122 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 869,742 families or 3,980,072 people.
    Of those displaced, 21,669 families or 93,814 individuals are still staying in 384 evacuation centers.
    Damage caused by Yolanda was increased to P35.547 billion, including P18.226 billion in infrastructure and P17.321 billion in agriculture.
    The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,192,091 including 593,785 destroyed and 598,306 damaged.
    It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached P1.068 billion.
    The DSWD has allocated 773 million; local government units (LGUs), P116 million; Department of Health (DOH), P121 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P56 million.
    Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,417 people, 1,351 vehicles, 118 seacraft, 163 aircraft and 28,361 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies have been deployed to strategic areas to expedite response and medical operations.

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