14 November 2013

US Carrier Group Arrives off Leyte

The USS George Washington is now on station and the support is getting underway in earnest.

A US aircraft carrier and its escort of two cruisers have arrived off the Philippines coast to help communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

The top US commander in the Philippines told the BBC that US military support would be on an unprecedented scale.

Officials have begun burying some typhoon victims in mass graves. The confirmed death toll stands at more than 2,300 but is likely to rise.

The UN says some 11 million people have been affected by the typhoon.

By: Brant

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