Philippine Typhoon Death Toll Tops 6,000

Nearly 1,800 still missing


Nearly five weeks after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the government now says more than 6,000 people have been reported dead. Nearly 1,800 more are still missing.

The new death toll figure, reported Friday, represents a sharp increase from the approximately 4,000 deaths confirmed by the government just three weeks ago.

More than 27,000 people have been reported injured, the county's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported Friday.