5k Death Toll in Typhoon Haiyan

 

Really hope things turn for the better soon especially since we have staff members in the locality. Thankfully, our guys have manage to contact us but let's pray for the country.

The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has risen above 5,000, officials in the Philippines say, two weeks after the devastating storm hit the country.

The country's National Disaster Agency says that 5,209 people are now known to have lost their lives, with many more still missing.

That makes Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, the deadliest natural disaster in the country's history.

Floods in the Ormoc region in 1991 killed 5,101 people.

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In the first week we can say we were in the emergency room – this second week we are now in the ICU, still critical but stabilised”

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Haiyan was one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded.

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