Typhoon Haiyan’s death toll may be much lower than reported
Typhoon Haiyan may not have been as deadly as initially believed, CNN reports. According to Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, the initial forecast of at least 10,000 deaths was to0 high, and that the final count will likely be somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 deaths.
The situation, however, remains dire for the storm's survivors, many of whom are still awaiting aid. As with the projected death toll, the exact numbers are subject to change as more information arises, but here are the best estimates (from the Philippine government and OCHA) of the storm's impact: