Tacloban, Philippines — Eight people were crushed to death when thousands of typhoon Haiyan survivors stormed a government warehouse in a devastated region of the central Philippines on Tuesday, said officials.
Police and soldiers were helpless when the looting took place in Leyte’s Alangalang municipality, said National Food Authority spokesman Rex Estoperez on Wednesday.
He said the eight were crushed when a wall collapsed, according to reports.
The looters carried off over 100,000 sacks of rice.
Estoperez said there are other warehouses in the region, but for security reasons refused to reveal where they are.