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50,000 candles line roads for Yolanda anniversary

TOLOSA (Agencies) : Almost two years after super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pummeled the Central Visayas, the massive death toll is still deeply imprinted on the hearts and minds of local people.

Although the government pegged the official death toll from the super typhoon at 6,300 with 1,061 missing and unaccounted for, forensic experts claim the actual number of deaths is closer to 18,000, including missing victims, three times higher than the official estimate.