17:50 13 November 2013
Five days after Tacloban was battered by super typhoon Haiyan, survivors are getting more and more desperate as basic necessities and other supplies run very low. Reports had confirmed that eight people were crushed to death after a huge crowd of survivors rushed to a government rice warehouse causing a wall to collapse.
The incident, which took place in Alangalang town, 10 miles from Tacloban, shows just how desperate people were for food and other basic supplies.
Sky News Asia Correspondent Mark Stone said: "Those who survived desperately need help. There is nothing like enough supplies or aid here and there is a depressing lack of co-ordination."
Meanwhile, an international relief effort is gaining momentum as more and more countries are offering help. The United Kingdom, as well as the United States, are sending warships carrying thousands of sailors to the Philippines. The Pentagon said that the carrier group is expected to reach the country this week to provide survivors with much needed supplies.
Meanwhile, the UK’s first aid flight - a chartered 777 carrying 8,836 shelter kits - has landed in Cebu City and was met by Department of International Development humanitarian workers.
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