8 Dec 2012

Hungry typhoon survivors forced to raid shops

9:59 pm on 8 December 2012

Hungry survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon have raided shops and warehouses after aid deliveries were delayed.

A provincial official says people in the isolated southern town of Cateel broke into whatever building was left standing in search of something to eat.

A navy vessel with 31 tonnes of emergency relief and 132 volunteer aid workers reached the area on Thursday.

But officials say damage to roads and bridges by floods and landslides from Typhoon Bopha trapped 150,000 people for three days in Cateel and the nearby towns of Baganga and Boston.

The typhoon killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of others missing across the south.