Philippine typhoon survivors beg for help as rescuers struggle




 
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Philippine typhoon survivors beg for help as rescuers struggle
 
November 11th, 2013  
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Topic: Philippine typhoon survivors beg for help as rescuers struggle


Philippine typhoon survivors beg for help as rescuers struggle
By Manuel Mogato and Roli Ng TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, as relief workers struggled to reach victims of a super typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people in the central Philippines. As President Benigno Aquino deployed hundreds of soldiers in the coastal city of Tacloban to quell looting, the huge scale of death and destruction become clearer as reports emerged of thousands of people missing and images showed apocalyptic scenes in one town that has not been reached by rescue workers. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, typhoon Haiyan leveled Basey, a seaside town in Samar province about 10 km (6 miles) across a bay from Tacloban in Leyte province, where at least 10,000 people were killed, according to officials. About 2,000 people were missing in Basey alone, said the governor of Samar province.




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