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