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Philippine typhoon death toll hits 2275

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The official death toll as a result of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 2275.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council released the figures on Wednesday afternoon.

It said 3655 were injured, with a further 80 missing.

The storm, one of the most powerful on record, hit the country’s eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing about 600,000.

A massive relief operation is under way, though many in the disaster zone have yet to see much assistance.