Typhoon Haiyan: Destruction in the Philippines 台风海燕重创菲律宾

更新时间 2013年 11月 15日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间10:22
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(11月11日的报道)官方估计在独鲁万市和菲律宾其它受强台风“海燕”袭击的地区死亡人数为 1万人。没有食品、帐篷避难所和干净的引用水,生存者接下来的生活还很艰难。以下是 Jon Donnison 给 BBC 发来的报道

Tacloban has been flattened. Driving down the main high street, hardly a single building is left standing. People say this town was hit by a wall of water when the typhoon struck on Friday.

There's the stench of rotting corpses. Driving in from the airport we saw scores of bodies lying by the roadside. For three days they have been there – nobody to bury them. People are desperate for food, clean water and shelter. At the badly battered airport, a makeshift hospital has been set up. We saw two young women giving birth, laid out among the debris.

Aid is getting in, but slowly and this is just one town in one province. Nobody knows the full extent of the devastation elsewhere.

Quiz 听力测验

1. True or false? In Tacloban, only single-storey buildings were left standing.

False. Hardly a single building is left standing.

2. Why have none of the bodies been buried?

There is nobody to bury them.

3. Where has the makeshift hospital been set up?

At the airport.

4. How bad is the extent of the devastation across the rest of the country?

Nobody knows the full extent of the devastation elsewhere.

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