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Thousands more may be dead after typhoon
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials say Friday's typhoon in the central part of the country may have killed 10,000 or more, but the official death toll is still less than 950.
In many areas bodies lie uncounted in the streets, as survivors search for food, water and medicine.
Officers at a small naval base say there are no body bags to move eight corpses submerged there in sea water.
The U.S. military has begun bringing in supplies and troops.
A U.S. Marine general says he saw bodies everywhere when his helicopter flew over the region. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy says every building and house he saw was destroyed or severely damaged, and he says, "I don't know how else you can describe total devastation."