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Tacloban copes with lack of supplies, security

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 - 01:17

Nov. 13 - Devastated Tacloban deals with dwindling supplies and security issues. Julie Noce reports.

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Hundreds of people push up against a chain link fence at the Tacloban airport desperate to catch the next plane out after typhoon Haiyan left the town in ruins. With no food, water, or medical supplies, circumstances have become dire. We don't have a house anymore this person said. The smell is overpowering. There are so many dead bodies that have not been picked up. Others are taking matters into their own hands... this group of residents dug up and smashed this underground pipe, so they could drink the water in it. SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) DRIVER, 38, SURVIVOR FROM FISHING VILLAGE NEAR AIRPORT, CHRISTOPHER DORANO SAYING: "It's really very difficult because we source our water from an underground pipe that we have smashed. We don't know if it's safe. We need to boil it. But at least we have something. It's really difficult and unsafe because there have been a lot of people who have died here." The lack of basic supplies has caused yet more problems... Looting has become rampant as desperation heightens. Soldiers patrol this area where a group of looters have been firing weapons. They've been shooting out there, this woman cries. Tacloban officials say since the city's warehouses have been emptied, looters are now entering homes and dwellings.

Tacloban copes with lack of supplies, security

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 - 01:17

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