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Monday, November 11, 2013

"I told him all systems are down," Gazmin said. "There is no power, no water, nothing. People are desperate. They're looting."

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Corpses hung from trees, were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings - some of the 10,000 people believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with powerful winds and giant waves.