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Roadside lined with death.

Byline: WITNESS BY NICHOLA JONES, RED CROSS WORKER IN TACLOBAN CITY

IT is impossible to over-exaggerate the gravity of the situation and the urgent need for food supplies.

Our 70-mile drive from the port of Ormoc to Tacloban City took six hours. Bodies were strewn along the highway and we dodged power lines, trees, even whole houses.

Lots of survivors hurrying away from Tacloban were barefoot. We saw scooters carrying entire families.

Many Philippine Red Cross people have lost friends and family of their own but are somehow managing to help survivors trace loved ones.

Tonight I will sleep on the floor of the mayor's office. We have no power and little in the way of supplies.
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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 12, 2013
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