Duterte's Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000

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Enforcement agency says 5,050 lives lost in president’s war on drugs, mostly at police hands

The official death toll from Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs in the Philippines has risen above 5,000 people, authorities have said.

Derrick Carreon, a spokesman for the Philippine drug enforcement agency (PDEA), said that, according to official figures, between July 2016 and the end of November this year, 5,050 lives were lost, mostly at the hands of the police.

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