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Yolanda death toll up to 5,680

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. Romeo Ranoco

The death toll of typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) has now reached 5,680, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Tuesday.

The NDRRMC said in its 6 a.m. update that 10 cadavers were recovered in the aftermath of Yolanda’s wrath last November 8.

In the update, most of the deaths came from Eastern Visayas 4,843 in Leyte; 265 in Eastern Samar; 224 in Samar; and 6 in Biliran, a total of 5,338.

Tacloban, the worst hit area in Visayas, has 2,077 bodies still unidentified.

However, the death toll does not end there as the NDRRMC expects more bodies to be recovered since there are still some 1,779 missing.

The report said that there are 26,233 people injured.

A total of 2,376,210 families or 11,236,014 individuals were affected by the typhoon, with 4,015,123 people displaced.

Yolanda also wreaked 587,035 homes while at least 593,802 were partially damaged.

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