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8 killed as mob storms rice shop in Philippines

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8 killed as mob storms rice shop in Philippines
Manila, Nov 13: Struggle for survival has killed eight people in Tacloban in Philippines today. A huge crowd stormed into a rice warehouse in the city and as a result, a wall collapsed, killing 8 people instantly.

There is a shortage of food, safe drinking water, clothes and everything necessary in the Haiyan-devastated Philippines. Police and security agencies guard malls, shops, warehouses and camps to stop angry people from attacking them. There are also reports of armed gangs looting the shops and malls.

The crowd took away almost 1 Lakh bags of rice, each bag weighing 50 kgs, authorities reported.

According to United nations data, more than 1,00,000 people have died in the typhoon. Haiyan was descibed as one of the most powerful storms ever in the world.

UN says it has a huge amount of job to be done in Philippines and Vietnam where the wind caused maximum destructions. "We have not been able to get into the remote communities," UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said in Manila. More than 11 million people are said to be affected by the storm.

"Even in Tacloban, because of the debris and the difficulties with logistics and so on, we have not been able to get in the level of supply that we would want to. We are going to do as much as we can to bring in more," she said.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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