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Ttyphoon “Haiyan” in Philippines: Death toll rises to 2,357

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MANILA –  The death toll from the ravage of typhoon “Haiyan” (local name Yolanda) rose to 2,357, government agency announced Thursday morning.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ( DNRRMC) said in its morning report that 77 persons remained missing and the number of injured stood at 3,853.

More than 8 million Filipinos in 43 provinces have been affected by the most powerful typhoon in the country’s history. About 534,340 individuals have been displaced and 359,570 people still live in 1,099 evacuation centers.

Up to Thursday, Philippine Civil Aviation Authority-controlled airports are now operational, but operations in Tacloban city, the worst-hit area, are still limited, the report said.

To date, power outage is still being experienced in some provinces in the central part of the country. Telecommunication services have been restored in 88 percent areas of Aklan province, 65 percent in Capiz province and 94 percent in Antique province.

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