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Power restored in parts of Leyte and Iloilo; Yolanda death toll at 5,235

Posted On 2013 Dec 04
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Rescue workers carry a body bag containing the body of a five-year-old boy as they walk past houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the town of Tanauan November 20, 2013. The Philippines and international armed forces and aid agencies are struggling to get help to devastated areas due to the extent of the destruction, which has left four million people displaced, threatening Aquino's reforms that have helped transform the country into one of Asia's fastest-growing emerging economies.(MNS photo)

Rescue workers carry a body bag containing the body of a five-year-old boy as they walk past houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the town of Tanauan November 20, 2013. The Philippines and international armed forces and aid agencies are struggling to get help to devastated areas due to the extent of the destruction, which has left four million people displaced, threatening Aquino’s reforms that have helped transform the country into one of Asia’s fastest-growing emerging economies.(MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The death toll from Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continued to climb and has reached 5,235 as of Saturday morning even as power has been restored to some parts of Leyte and Iloilo, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said at least 23,501 people were injured while 1,613 are still missing.

At least 2,157,529 families or 10,009,000 people were affected in 10,724 villages in 44 provinces. Of these, 74,842 families or 347,426 people are staying in 1,382 evacuation centers.

The NDRRMC said at least 552,419 houses were destroyed while 560,312 were damaged.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said power was restored to Ormoc City in Leyte, one of the areas hit hard by Yolanda.

Power was also restored in Anilao, Banate, Barotac Viejo and Ajuy in Iloilo. (MNS)

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