‘Yolanda’ death toll at 6,155
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported that that number of deaths from super typhoon Yolanda further increased to 6,155, almost two months since the monster storm wreaked massive devastation in central Philippines.
Latest data released by the NDRRMC showed that the addition to the number of fatalities came from Iloilo province.
The NDRRMC also indicated that among the causes of death were drowning, hit by debris/fallen tree, cardiac/cardio-pulmonary arrest, pneumonia, stroke, and multi-organ failure.
Meanwhile, the number of missing also slightly went up from 1,779 to 1,785. The additional missing persons came from Iloilo, the agency said.
The number of injured stood at 28,626.
The NDRRMC report also showed no changes on the cost of damage, which remained at P36.690 billion, with P18,336,576,627.39 for infrastructure and P18,354,305,869.88 for agriculture in regions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and CARAGA.
The typhoon, which made several landfalls on Nov. 8, affected 3,424,593 families or 16,078,181 people in 57 provinces.
Of the total affected population, 890,895 families or 4,095,280 people were displaced, some of whom are still being served in evacuation centers.
Yolanda also affected 1,140,332 houses, of which 550,928 were totally destroyed, while 589,404 were partially damaged.
To date, at least P1,218,237,144.14 worth of relief assistance has been provided to the affected families by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DoH), and local government units (LGUs).