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www.wmfd.com - The government of the Philippines has confirmed Typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 1,800 people and crews are still searching for more victims but as Andrew Spencer reports, storm victims are still trying to get word to their loved ones as they plead for water and food. }}" />

   
 
 
Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan Plead For Relief

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/12/2013 The government of the Philippines has confirmed Typhoon Haiyan killed nearly 1,800 people. And crews are still searching for more victims. Andrew Spencer reports storm victims are still trying to get word to their loved ones as they plead for water and food. Amid devastated cities in the Philippines, devastated families with no other means of communication try to send their message through local media. Through his tears, this man tries to get word to his family that his daughter is dead. "Please forgive me," he says. "I couldn't save her." This woman's father died when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed their house. Desperate, she says, "We are calling for your help. If possible, pleas bring us food. We don't have anything to eat." "I'm begging you," this man says. "There isn't any food." Elsewhere, people search for a source of drinking water. "Right now, we don't have enough water," says Roselda Sumapit, a victim. "Even though we are not sure that it is clean and safe, we still drink it because we need to survive." This prison in Tacloban City ran out of supplies on Monday. The prisoners threaten a mass break-out if they don't get food and water, but there isn't any to be had. Debris blocking supply routes also hides some vctims' bodies, and more than four days after Haiyan made landfall here, officials say they're now searching for the dead by smell. "With the smell, you know, because a lot of bodies were mixed up with all the rubble and all the debris," says Alfred Romualdez, Mayor of Tacloban City. A smell you can see on the faces of these people, the deaths of over 1,700 people confirmed by the government early Tuesday. Officials expect that number could rise as high as 10,000 after what is believed to have been the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded.
   
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