MANILA, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of people killed by typhoon Haiyan, locally named "Yolanda," has increased to 3,982, according to figures released by the Philippine government on Tuesday.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ( NDRRMC) said the number of injured also ballooned to 18,267.
NDRRMC said 1,602 remain missing more than a week after typhoon Haiyan ravaged provinces in central Philippines such as Leyte and Samar.
The strongest typhoon to make landfall this year caused damages to property and crops amounting to 11.73 billion pesos (269.12 million U.S. dollars).
The farm sector alone incurred losses amounting to 10.43 billion pesos (239.36 million U.S. dollars).
NDRRMC said some provinces and municipalities in central Philippines still have no power as 566 transmission towers and poles that bring electricity to these areas have been destroyed by the typhoon.
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Angolan president extends condolences to Haiyan victims in Philippines
LUANDA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Monday expressed "deep sorrow and consternation" about the consequences of the Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines, which left over 3600 people dead, thousands others injured and resulted in enormous material damage.
In a written message to his Philippine counterpart Benigno Aquino III, Dos Santos said "in this hour of deep consternation, caused by such a tragic event that put your country in mourning, it is my responsibility, on behalf of the Angolan government and on my own behalf, to send to Your Excellency, to the people and government of the Philippines our condolence and feeling of solidarity, which I request to be extended to the families in mourning." Full story
Bodies disposal progress slow as search continues in typhoon-struck Philippines
CEBU, the Philippines, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The search for missing bodies remains uncompleted and complicated in Tacloban City as of Saturday, as concerns on the slow progress regarding dead bodies disposal and pandemic prevention rise.
It's been a week since typhoon "Haiyan" devastated the city on Nov. 8, leaving many drowned or buried under ruins and a great many wooden and metal houses destroyed. Full story
Philippine death toll from Typhoon Haiyan climbs to 3,637
MANILA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines rose to 3,637, after the strongest storm this year ravaged the central part the country on Nov. 8, a senior government official said on Saturday evening.
Eduardo del Rosario, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said in the latest disaster report that the number of injured people also increased to 12,501, while 1,186 others were still missing. Full story
News Analysis: Slower growth, more poverty feared in Philippines after super-typhoon
MANILA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Due to the vast devastation and huge loss of lives wrought by super-typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) that slammed the Central Philippines a week ago, the country' economic growth could slow down and the incidence of poverty could rise.
On Friday, the Philippines' National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the top economic policy-making body of the government, said that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) could grow by only 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter. Full story