A defiant Philippine government insists UN had overstated Typhoon Haiyan death toll figure

SBS.com.au, 16 Nov 2013
The Philippines has raised its official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan to 3621, but it is still below a UN estimate that has caused friction between the world body and the government.
Reynaldo Balido, spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said the number of confirmed dead had risen significantly from the previous count of 2360, adding that 1140 were reported missing.
"It is the result of reporting by the LGUs (local government units)," he said on Friday. Full story
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