A second Australian has died in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, which levelled towns and killed thousands.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) confirmed an elderly Australian woman died in the days after the typhoon devastated the region on November 8.
“The Australian Government is providing consular assistance to the family of a 86-year-old Australian woman who died in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan,” a DFAT spokesman said in a statement.
“The family has asked for privacy at this time. We are unable to provide further information.”
Fairfax says the victim is former Bendigo resident Margaret Warriner and that she most likely suffered a stroke or heart attack.
The woman’s death comes days after DFAT confirmed the first Australian casualty, Sydney man and former priest Kevin Lee.