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MOUNTING Philippines Death Toll Hits 3,621 Aaron Favila/AP

Philippines Death Toll Hits 3,621

The body count from Typhoon Haiyan continues to rise in the as cadavers are picked up from streets and beneath rubble. State news reported Friday that 3,621 have been counted dead so far, and 12,165 injured. The decomposing bodies have become a health hazard for survivors, many of whom are suffering from hunger, thirst, and lack of shelter. Groups of children are roaming the streets of Tacloban, one of the hardest-hit cities, and there remains no sign of aid trucks. Most of the relief is centered at Tacloban’s airports, where survivors are flocking to attempt to catch flights out of the devastation.

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November 15, 2013 7:31 AM