Typhoon Yolanda death toll now at 5,240
Unfortunately, the number is still expected to rise.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports: "In its 6 a.m. Tuesday (November 26) update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said 5,240 were dead, 25,615 were injured, while 1,613 remain missing after Typhoon Yolanda crashed into central Philippines last November 8."
The report noted that "majority of the fatalities came from Eastern Visayas at 4,919 (4,432 in Leyte; 258 in Eastern Samar; 224 in Samar; and 5 in Biliran)." It added that Yolanda "has caused more casualties than the 1991 storm that brought flash floods in Ormoc in Leyte, killing 5,010 people."
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