- Posted December 30, 2013 by
1,4000 cadavers in Phl still unburried
THE local government of Tacloban City on Monday reported that it has bought a 6,000-square meter lot as grave site for still unburried 1,400 corpses after killer typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) battered some parts of Central Philippines on November 8.
According to Ben Cal of the Philippines News Agency (PNA), Tacloban City Councilor Jerry Uy relayed this information to him in a phone interview.
Cal said Uy told him that the unburied bodies have caused anxiety among the residents as millions of flies have invaded the city, feasting on bodies wrapped in cadaver bags. “They also complained of foul odor which was bothering them even while they were sleeping,” Uy told Cal.
The corpses have remained unburied as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has not yet finished identifying the bodies as requested by surviving relatives.
But the city government has already bought a burial site in Barangay Basper, some 10 kilometers north of the city.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) headed by executive director Eduardo del Rosario has already recorded 6,155 deaths with 1,179 still missing.
The deadliest typhoon also left 4.4 people homes after it slammed into Central Philippines and battered Regions 6, 7 and 8. Tacloban City was the worst hit.