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Tacloban Typhoon Building

November 11, 2013 by  

Tacloban Typhoon Building, Having experienced typhoon Haiyan, Save the Children aid worker Lynette Lim says every single building she’s seen in Tacloban has been affected

Tacloban, Philippines: A church spire, its cross hanging loose, looks down on smashed houses, wrecked cars, toppled power lines and snapped trees, as dazed survivors try to count the cost of Typhoon Haiyan.

“I think the boy saved my life because I found strength so that he can survive,” said one survivor.

A bare-chested man in white shorts squats and wails. Another attempts the once-normal task of washing dishes in a container in a mangled van, as bodies lie abandoned around him.

Residents pray inside a damaged Catholic Church after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city. Photo: Reuters

Two days after one of the world’s most powerful typhoons slammed into the Philippines, as many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in a single city: Tacloban.

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