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NDRRMC to release final tally of Yolanda death toll

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A man points at one of the bags containing bodies of typhoon victims in Tacloban. Rescue workers tried to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines on Tuesday that were cut off by the powerful typhoon, fearing the estimated death toll of 10,000 could jump sharply, as relief efforts intensified with the help of U.S. military. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council will release today a final tally of the deaths caused by supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) last November 8.

NDRRMC executive director Eduardo Del Rosario said in a press briefing that they will release the final tally today, adding that the government is not holding the death toll count after it stopped the casualties at 4,011 for no apparent reason.

In the latest death toll count of the NDRRMC, casualties have reached 4,015 with 18,567 injured and 1,602 still missing.

The NDRRMC said that typhoon Yolanda’s wrath has displaced nearly 10 million people.

Meanwhile, Del Rosario also bared in the press briefing that the government will help the affected New People’s Army in areas swept by Yolanda.

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