By JIM GOMEZ.
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - As many as 10,000 people are believed dead
in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded
unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and
schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along
sidewalks and among flattened buildings, while looters raided grocery
stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water.
Officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when
emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides. Even in
the disaster-prone Philippines, which regularly contends with
earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical cyclones, Typhoon Haiyan appears to
be the deadliest natural disaster on record...Read here.