Shop owner victimized by looters in Tacloban City says, "I can understand if they take our food and water, they can have it. But TV sets? Washing
Thieves are really just taking advantage of the situation.
Jason Gutierrez of Agence France-Presse (va InterAksyon.com) reports: "Two days after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) one of the most powerful storms ever recorded flattened entire towns across part of the Philippines, desperate survival tactics created fresh horrors."
The report discussed the widespread looting that had been happening in Tacloban City, with people breaking into stores that survived the typhoon’s onslaught. Pastry shop owner Emma Bermejo was quoted as saying, "This is shameful. We have been hit by a catastrophe and now our businesses are gone. Looted. I can understand if they take our food and water, they can have it. But TV sets? Washing machines?"
Meanwhile, Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon "described some of the looters as mere ’mobsters,’ after one of his organization’s convoys was ransacked near Tacloban."
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