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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines - Death Toll Could Reach 10,000



As many as 10,000 may have lost their lives due to the typhoon that hit the Philippines.  

The horrific site of bodies floating in the streets, families trying to protect their loved ones, and others just trying to save whatever is left is a sad scene.


Stretching 300 miles wide and packing winds upward of 170 mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan's path of destruction has hit a half-dozen islands hard, and the recovery will be even harder.


A Filipino store owner aims a pistol to warn away looters trying to enter his store in the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, on November 10.

FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA

A Filipino store owner aims a pistol to warn away looters trying to enter his store in the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, on November 10.

"This is destruction on a massive scale," said Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of the UN Disaster Assessment Coordination Team, after reaching the watery ruins of Tacloban.

"The cars are thrown around like tumbleweeds and the streets are strewn with debris."
Residents return to their houses after leaving an evacuation site in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

NOEL CELIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Residents return to their houses after leaving an evacuation site in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.


An aerial view shows flooded rice fields after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in Central Philippines.

LEO SOLINAP/REUTERS

An aerial view shows flooded rice fields after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in Central Philippines.


A man wheels a victim of Typhoon Haiyan following the massive storm.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF CORON, PALAWON/REUTERS

A man wheels a victim of Typhoon Haiyan following the massive storm.


An aerial view shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on Saturday.

NOEL CELIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

An aerial view shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on Saturday.


Residents carry the body of a loved one after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city.

ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS

Residents carry the body of a loved one after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city.

All we can do is pray for those that have lost loved ones and everything they own.  It's a sad scene, that may only become worse as the body count rises each day. 

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