Fri, Dec 07, 2012 - Page 6 News List

Manila appeals for typhoon aid

HELP:The US and Japan have offered emergency assistance, while local troops search for at least 377 missing people after the year’s worst typhoon

AFP, NEW BATAAN, Philippines

Workers were struggling to reach villages due to destroyed roads and wrecked bridges, but finding corpses was not a problem due to the overpowering stench everywhere, said Francisco Macalipay, a soldier involved in the rescue.

“Just let your nose lead you to them,” he said. “In a week’s time I’m sure the smell of death would force the survivors to flee the town.

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