Hundreds feared dead after supertyphoon hits the Philippines

Posted on November 9, 2013 • Filed under: Natural Disaster, Philippines, Travel Weather Issues

According to Al Jazeera, the Philippine Red Cross has estimated that more than 1,000 people have been killed in the coastal city of Tacloban and at least 200 in hard-hit Samar province when one of the strongest typhoons slammed into the country. Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said on Saturday that the numbers came from preliminary reports by Red Cross teams in Tacloban and Samar, among the most devastated areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday. “An estimated more than 1,000 bodies were seen floating in Tacloban as reported by our Red Cross teams,” she told Reuters. “In Samar, about 200 deaths. Validation is ongoing.” Read article

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