Aklan Province: 9,200 Homes Destroyed in Typhoon

November 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Some 9,248 homes were destroyed in Aklan Province during Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), said Philippine officials on Sunday.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) said that 18,387 homes were partially damaged.

And out of 17 municipalities, seven have not reported damage yet.

The report comes after a senior regional police official and a city administrator in Tacloban city in the central Philippines said the death toll is more than 10,000, reported The Associated Press.

Regional police chief Elmer Soria told AP that 10,000 died mostly by drowning and from buildings that collapsed.

Tecson Lim, a Tacloban city administrator, told the news agency that the death toll in the city alone “could go up to 10,000.”

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