Official death toll reaches 1,744 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The death toll following last Friday's devastating typhoon in the eastern Philippines stands at more than 1,700 people, but officials say more than 10,000 could be dead.

A few hundred people in the hardest-hit city of Tacloban have made it out of the area on two Philippine Air Force C-130s.

But those left behind are having to search for food, water and shelter.

The United Nations has released $25 million in emergency funds.

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