There are about 10,000 people have been killed in Central Philippines province of Leyte due to super typhoon “Yolanda” (international codename Haiyan) according senior police official said on Sunday, November 10.
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“We had a meeting last night (Saturday, November 9) with the governor and based on the government’s estimates, initially there are 10,000 casualties (dead),” Chief Supt Elmer Soria told reporters in Tacloban City, the devastated provincial capital.
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“Many of the additional fatalities came from Calabarzon, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas,” NDRRMC spokesperson Major Reynaldo Balido said in a report by the state-run Philippine News Agency.
At least 982,252 families of 4,459,468 persons affected in 1,741 barangays in 343 municipalities and 39 cities in 36 provinces have been affected by the super typhoon.
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A total of 101,762 families or 477,735 persons have been reportedly forced to flee their homes, with an estimated 86,513 families, 403,503 persons presently staying at 1,425 evacuation centers.
Yolanda left at least 3,840 damaged houses, with 2,071 totally destroyed. In Tacloban, government officials said only a few homes were left standing.