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Typhoon wreaks havoc across Philippines, leaving destruction
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TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried scores of unidentified bodies in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the disaster.Dozens more bodies were lined up in bags outside Tacloban City Hall waiting to be taken to burial sites. Six days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines, many of the dead were still lying along roads as survivors searched for bodies buried under the rubble.Philippine soldiers on trucks distributed rice and water as chainsaw-wielding teams cut debris from blocked roads. Thousands more swarmed the city’s damaged airport, desperate to leave or to get treatment at a makeshift medical center.The USS George Washington aircraft carrier arrived in the Philippine Sea near the Gulf of Leyte on Thursday, and will set up a position off the coast of Samar Island to assess the damage and provide medical and water supplies.