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US relief flight heads for typhoon-hit Tacloban

/ 03:16 PM November 11, 2013

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP

MANILA, Philippines — A US military plane carrying relief supplies and a contingent of Marines has left the Philippine capital en route to the country’s typhoon-devastated eastern seaboard.

The C-130 left Manila’s Villamor air base on Monday loaded with bottled water, generators wrapped in plastic, a forklift and two trucks.

It was the first American relief flight to the region, where thousands are feared dead and tens of thousands more homeless as a result of Friday’s typhoon.

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The flight was headed for Tacloban, a city badly hit by the typhoon and in desperate need of assistance.

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