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Death toll now 6,190

The death toll from typhoon “Yolanda” is now 6,190, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

Death toll per region: Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon provinces), three; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), 19; Bicol, six; Western Visayas, 294; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,792; Zamboanga Peninsula, one; and Caraga, one.

The NDRRMC said 28,626 people were injured while 1,785 remain missing because of Yolanda.

The State disaster response agency added that over 3.4 million families or more than 16 million persons were affected in 12,139 barangays in 44 provinces, 591 municipalities, and 57 cities in Regions 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and Caraga while 890,895 families or 4,095,280 people were displaced.

Of those displaced, 20,949 families or 101,527 individuals are still staying in 381 evacuation centers.
Damage caused by Yolanda was estimated at P36.69 billion, P18.336 billion in infrastructure and P18.354 billion in agriculture.

The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,140,332, 550,928 destroyed and 589,404 damaged.

It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached R1.259 billion.

The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) allocated R867 million; local government units (LGUs), P116 million; Department of Health (DoH), P218 million; and non-government organizations/other government organizations, P56 million for Yolanda victims. (PNA)