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Typhoon death toll reaches 6,166 in Philippines

Jan. 3, 2014 at 1:26 PM   |   Comments

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MANILA, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Typhoon Haiyan killed at least 6,166 people and injured 28,626 others in the Philippines in November, the government said Friday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said there were 1,785 people still missing since the mega-storm, called Yolanda in the Philippines, hit Nov. 8. The storm affected 16 million Filipinos, including 4 million forced out of their homes, the agency said.

Sonny Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said the Departments of Health and Public Works and Highways sent more equipment to the storm-ravaged region while the National Bureau of Investigation sent its forensic team back to assist in dealing with efforts to identify and bury the victims' remains.

Coloma, citing a report by rehabilitation official Panfilo Lacson, said 1,500 body bags and protective kits had been sent, along with heavy equipment such as backhoes and payloaders, the Philippine Star reported.

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