Typhoon Yolanda: The Worst Disaster in the Philippines
Manila, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The death toll caused by the terrible typhoon Yolanda, which hit the Philippines, exceeds today the number of victims of the worst natural disaster that previously affected this country, located in the so-called Ring of Fire of the Pacific Ocean.
Official and U.N. statistics recognized the 1976 7.9 magnitude quake in the Moro Gulf, which killed from 5,000 to 8,000 people, as the country's worst disaster.
Then Uring tropical storm hit the Philippines in 1991 killing 5,100 people; in 2012, Typhoon Pablo caused a death toll of 1,900.
Typhoon Haiyan/Typhoon Yolanda has killed nearly 10,000 and caused damages to homes and infrastructures worth billions of dollars.