Death toll hits 2,344 in Philippine typhoon

  • AP, Manila
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  • Updated: Nov 13, 2013 21:14 IST

The official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 2,344.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council released the figures on Wednesday evening. It said 3,804 were injured, with a further 79 missing.

The storm, one of the most powerful on record, hit the country's eastern islands on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing about 600,000.
A massive relief operation is underway, though many in the disaster zone have yet to see much assistance.

 

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