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Heartbreaking before and after Typhoon Haiyan [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-11-13 14:27:50 |Display all floors
It was once a vibrant city, packed with neat rows of colourful homes surrounded by lush green parks.

But now all that remains is a husk of Tacloban; the place that so many called home is now a grey and barren wasteland after deadly Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines city, crushing everything in its way.

These heartbreaking aerial photos show how every corner of the city was torn up by the deadly storm.

The official death toll from the disaster rose to 1,774 today, though authorities have said they expect that to rise markedly


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Most of the city is in ruins, a tangled mess of destroyed houses, cars and trees. Malls, garages and shops have all been stripped of food and water by hungry residents

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Pallets of supplies and teams of doctors are waiting to get into Tacloban - but the challenges of delivering the assistance means few in the stricken city have received help

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Doctors in Tacloban said they were desperate for medicine. Medics at a small makeshift clinic said they had treated around 1,000 people for cuts, bruises, lacerations and deep wounds



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Thousands of typhoon victims were trying to get out of Tacloban. They are camping at the airport in a desperate bid to try and leave the ruined city

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The city is now a grey shell of what it was: Tacloban bore the full force of the winds and the tsunami-like storm surges on Friday

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Officials fear estimates of 10,000 dead are accurate and might be low. The dead, decomposing and stinking, litter the streets or are buried in the debris.

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