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Typhoon Haiyan Update: Death Tool Rises

Jillian Morabito |
November 11, 2013 | 10:45 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

The damage to one of the villages is insurmountable (via Twitter/@guardian)
The damage to one of the villages is insurmountable (via Twitter/@guardian)
Aid and a massive cleanup effort began in the Philippines Monday morning.

The LA Times reports that the death toll is currently 1,774 people. However, there are many bodies that are left unaccounted for and others that have not yet been identified.  

Provincial officials said that the death toll can rise as high as 10,000 due to the severity of the storm. Damaged communication and transportation obstructs the total count from being known until a later day. 

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The deadly storm is now over, said meteorologist Jon Erdman: "Haiyan is now just a remnant low over southern China, after coming ashore south of Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday afternoon (U.S. time). This ended an over one-week journey, from Micronesia to Palau to the Philippines and finally to northern Vietnam and China."

An estimated 2 million people were affected by the fatal typhoon in 41 provinces.

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