Death toll from typhoon Haiyan rises to 5632

The death toll from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines rose to 5,632.

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan rises to 5632

World Bulletin / News Desk 

More than three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, rubble still blankets much of the hard-hit city of Tacloban and decomposing bodies remain trapped underneath the debris.

As of Friday, the death toll of Typhoon Haiyan victims has risen to 5,632 with 1,759 others missing.

Tacloban City Administrator Tecson John Lim, who has been organizing much of the relief efforts, said, "Dogs able to sniff out cadavers, mostly from America, have been helpful in finding and retrieving the bodies. But we haven't been able to start searching for the bodies in collapsed houses in residential areas, and on average, we find 45 bodies a day. There are still 600 bodies that have been flagged but we haven't recovered yet."

Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2013, 18:04
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