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Typhoon Haiyan: Death toll continues to rise

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Monday, December 9, 2013, 3:10 PM -

It's been a month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, and authorities still aren't sure how many people have died.

The government released new numbers on Sunday, and the official death toll now sits at nearly 6,000 people.

In all, 5,924 are confirmed dead and another 1,779 people are still missing.

The massive storm left behind catastrophic scenes of despair and destruction across the Philippines.

Entire communities were left without access to food and medical care.

Typhoon Haiyan impacted about 12 million people. 

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