CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano.
By Dominique van Heerden, CNN
A well-publicized estimate that Typhoon Haiyan killed 10,000 people in the Philippines is "too much," and the death toll likely is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, President Benigno Aquino told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.
“There was emotional trauma involved with that particular estimate quoting both the police official and local government,” he said, adding that “they did not have a basis for it”. He did however acknowledge that the number “might still get higher.”
President Aquino said they are still trying to establish their numbers and have another 29 municipalities to contact before they can finalize a death toll.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with former U.S. Senior State Department Official Thomas Pickering.