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At least 20 people, including a Dutch National, were found dead after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan) battered the northern Palawan municipalities on November 8.
The municipalities in northern Palawan were among the areas hard-hit by the super typhoon, which was the strongest typhoon recorded in the world this year. It has killed more than 3,000 people and left thousands more homeless.
About 12 people died in the municipality of Coron, one of the famous tourist spots in the province, according to the town’s disaster report.
Among those who died were Dutch National Rinus Hieselaar and an eight-year-old kid. Those killed by the monster typhoon who were found in Coron were mostly from other island municipalities and were driven by strong waves and winds to the area.
At least four people were reported as missing.
Overall, the municipality of Coron estimated that about 85 percent of there town has been damaged by the super typhoon.
Meanwhile, Busuanga, the adjacent municipality of Coron, has only recorded three casualties at their end, while Cullion island town posted five deaths, based on separate disaster reports of the towns.
No one was reported injured in Busuanga, while Coron has 18 injured persons, and Cullion with 12 others.
No reports have been made available regarding the extent of damage in Linapacan, another island municipality in northern Palawan.
As of Saturday, the super typhoon has killed 3,633 individuals, and injured 12,847 other, while 1,179 remains missing. Total cost of damage stood at more than P9 billion, according to the NDRRMC. — Rouchelle Dinglasan / KDM, GMA News