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Yolanda death toll now close to 4,000

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A man points at one of the bags containing bodies of typhoon victims in Tacloban city, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, in central Philippines November 12, 2013. 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 (NDRRMC) released the latest death toll of typhoon ‘Yolanda’s’ wrath and it has now reached 3,982, exceeding the number projected by President Aquino that there are only 2,000 to 2,500 Filipinos that died.

Of the number, 3,725 are from Eastern Visayas, which bore the brunt of Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), 162 from Western Visayas, 74 in Central Visayas, 12 in Mimaropa, five in Bicol, two in Calabarzon, 1 in Zamboanga Peninsula and one in Caraga Region.

The NDRRMC also said that there are 18,267 injured while 1,602 are still missing.

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