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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! A couple days ago I reported on the tragic deaths of 1200 people during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. As of now, the death toll is at a staggering 10,000 and that's just in 1 city, according to reports from the BBC. The disaster is said to be the worst disaster ever recorded in the Philippines. The typhoon packed winds of up to 147mph, and destroyed an estimated 70% to 80% of the structures in its path. Let me repeat that.........DESTROYED AN ESTIMATED 70% to 80% OF THE STRUCTURES IN ITS PATH.

Leyte province's capital, Tacloban, got the full force of the storm and the scene in which was painted by witnesses showed just how grim the situation was, and still is. Witnesses report bodies hanging from tree branches and floating in the flood waters. With many people lacking food, water, and electricity, cargo planes are currently delivering supplies. "People are becoming violent," a high school teacher tells AFP. "I am afraid that in one week, people will be killing from hunger."  

"People are walking like zombies looking for food," one medical student in Leyte tells Reuters. "It's like a movie." The nation's interior minister said, "I don't know how to describe what I saw. It's horrific. It was like a tsunami." The Typhoon isn't done yet though. It has arrived in Vietnam where an estimated 600,000 people were evacuated from their homes.

Pope Francis led a silent prayer at St. Peter's Square yesterday morning, calling for "concrete aid" for "our brothers and sisters" in the heavily Catholic Philippines. Whatever religion you are I reckon that you send a prayer to the people of the Philippines and of Vietnam. They are going to need as much help as possible. This is without a doubt one of the worst disasters of the year 2013. GODSPEED!! My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.