Rescue Efforts From Typhoon Haiyan Underway in Philippines - NECN

Rescue Efforts From Typhoon Haiyan Underway in Philippines



    Rescue efforts from Typhoon Haiyan underway in Philippines

    Officials estimate at least 10,000 dead in disastrous storm (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN/NBC News: Angus Walker) - As authorities continue to sort through the damage, the level of devastation left in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan looks worse than originally thought.

    Officials are now estimating that at least 10,000 were killed in the storm's wake.

    As authorities are still trying to overcome problems getting aid to those in need, it seems the people of the Southeast Asian country have a long road ahead before seeing any return to normalcy.

    Tacloban Airport was completely destroyed by the super typhoon. It's now a place where thousands of people have come, hoping to be rescued, and the Filipino Air Force is flying in transport aircraft talking people away.

    The old, the young and the sick have waited for three days with no food, no water, no power and no way of telling their relatives they're still alive, and all of them have harrowing tales to tell.

    The number of dead is now feared to be 10,000, and that means that the death toll has risen ten times in under 24 hours.