Xinhua News AgencyDecember 9, 2013 01:33
Philippine typhoon death toll nears 6,000
MANILA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Haiyan, locally named Yolanda, has risen to 5,924, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.
The NDRRMC said the typhoon, which slammed into central Philippines on Nov. 8, injured 27,022 others while 1,779 individuals remain missing.
Of the 12.28 million people affected by the typhoon, close to 4 million are homeless and are housed in evacuation centers.