Things are not improving.
Eight Filipinos were crushed to death as a huge crowd of typhoon Haiyan survivors stormed a rice warehouse in Alangalang town, 17 kilometers from the devastated city of Tacloban, an official said.
â€œOne wall of our warehouses collapsed and eight people were crushed and killed instantly,'' on Tuesday, Rex Estoperez, spokesman for the National Food Authority, the government's rice trading agency said.
Five days after Haiyan ripped apart entire coastal communities, the situation in Tacloban was becoming ever more dire with essential supplies low and increasingly desperate survivors jostling at the airport.
"Everyone is panicking,'' Captain Emily Chang, a navy doctor, said
"They say there is no food, no water. They want to get of here,'' she added, saying doctors at the airport had run out of medicine, including antibiotics. We are examining everyone but there's little we can do until more medical supplies arrive.''--AFP