Tacloban in devastation

(VOV) - Vietnamese Director Le Tuan Anh, currently in the Philippines, reports the storm’s devastation is beyond imagination

Typhoon Haiyan pounded the Philippines in early November 2013, claiming nearly 2,000 lives, according to government sources. 

Tacloban city was the hardest hit locality, with almost 90% of its infrastructure totally destroyed at the height of the powerful storm. 

Army and police personnel were mobilized to transported the dead bodies from hospital to burial.

Director Anh took a series of photos illustrating the catastrophic consequences of the storm. 

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Dead bodies were piled up on street

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Director Anh took a series of photos illustrating the catastrophic consequences of the storm. 

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No water nor electricity. Every building has sustained damage. Trees are uprooted. It resembles the scene of a bombing

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A residential area after the storm

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A local museum was used as a shelter

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Locals were wandering nearby ports. Diesel engines were used to charge mobile phone batteries

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This child was too small to know what had happened to his family

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Water became is precious 

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Almost all infrastructure facilities were totally destroyed

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A destroyed container ship

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Searching a dump for remains

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Finding anything of use

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The Filipino army has begun clearing areas of debris

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Food sent to Tacloban

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Relief aid pouring in

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Queuing to receive aid

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US Army delivering drinking water

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Germany’s Johanister Organisation lending a helping hand to the victims

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Outskirts of Tacloban

 

Ferries were overloaded with international media and charity and aid organisation representatives.

The airport and its surrounds, under military guard, were the only safe areas in Tacloban. Desperate survivors were resorting to robbery and looting.