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Typhoon survivors 'loot' shops

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MANILA - Hungry survivors of a deadly Philippine typhoon looted shops and warehouses in a hard-hit town in a bid to stay alive amid stalled aid deliveries, a rescue official said. 

Residents await their turn during the distribution of relief goods to Philippine typhoon victims in New Bataan town, Compostela Valley province, on December 7. Hungry survivors looted shops and warehouses in a hard-hit town in a bid to stay alive, a rescue official said.

Local officials monitored the desperate scenes in the early aftermath of Typhoon Bopha's onslaught in the isolated southern town of Cateel, Cedric Daep, a provincial public safety official, told AFP.

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