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5 Americans killed in Typhoon Haiyan

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According to U.S. officials, five Americans died and hundreds received assistance in Philippine's Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the islands on November 8.

The updated death toll was provided by the State Department's Scot Marciel, who testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday. Marciel said officials have received over 1,000 calls looking for information on Americans and around 475 people have been found.

The U.S. is giving $37 million in humanitarian aid to the storm's victims, nearly double what had been previously announced.

Over 5,000 people were killed or left missing in the storm and around 4 million were displaced. The storm was one of the strongest on record.

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