Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Typhoon Death Toll Tops 1,700, Likely to Soar Much Higher

via CBS News

TACLOBAN, Philippines Bloated bodies lie in the streets, in front of houses, on bridges, in the water, wherever the giant wall of water happened to dump them when Typhoon Haiyan hit.

The desperate survivors scrounging for food amid the mountains of debris use cloth to shield their noses from the overpowering stench of rotting corpses. Some relatives have been trying to bury their dead, but in too many cases, there is no one to cart away the corpses littering the city of Tacloban, which was all but decimated by one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall.

"Those are dead people in front of our house and the smell is awful," a woman told a reporter from The Guardian newspaper.

"The sister of the dead man came to see her brother, but she couldn't take him away, she just cried. What else can she do?" the woman asked. "There is nowhere to take him, nothing to do."

continue reading http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57611701/philippines-typhoon-survivors-plead-for-help-as-scale-of-devastation-becomes-clear/

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