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NDRRMC: Yolanda death toll hits 6,300 mark nearly 6 months after typhoon

April 17, 2014 2:38pm

Nearly six months after super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Visayas area, the death toll continued to rise and reached 6,300 as of Thursday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said seven more, all from Tacloban City, were added to the list of fatalities.

"Seven people in Tacloban City were added to the list... to which the total of dead individuals increased to 6,300," it said in its update.

It also said 1,061 remain missing while 28,689 were injured.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said the damage to property caused by Yolanda now stands at P89,598,068,634.88.

A breakdown of the damage includes:

- Infrastructure: P9,584,596,305.69
- Productive: P21,833,622,975.09
- Social: P55,110,825,740.69
- Cross-sectoral: P3,069,023,613.41

Joel Locsin /LBG, GMA News
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