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Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today

Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

Survivors look up at a military C-130 plane as it arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.
Survivors look up at a military C-130 plane as it arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.
Image: Aaron Favila/AP/Press Association Images

A BOOK  OF condolences for the people of the Philippines is to open to the public today.

Charities are warning that the death toll – currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise. It is believed that hundreds of thousands have been left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan which struck on Friday.

Opening hours

The book will be open to the public to sign in the Mansion House in Dublin from 12pm – 4pm today and from Wednesday to Friday from 10am – 4pm.

Speaking on the disaster, Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn said:

I would like to express my sympathy with the people of the Philippines following the loss of life and damage to their country after Typhoon Haiyan hit.

In particular I would like to give my support to the Philippino Irish community who are living and working in Dublin and Ireland.

My thoughts are with them while they are grieving for or worried about loved ones back home.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announced emergency funding of €1 million towards the relief effort for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, as well as essential shelter items for distribution to these affected.

Read:Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

Read: ‘Absolute bedlam’ as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon

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