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US, British warships bring aid

Updated: 2013-11-13 08:21
By Agencies in Tacloban, Philippines and Hong Kong ( China Daily)

Rescuers trying to reach villages in remote areas of the Philippines

A US aircraft carrier set sail for the Philippines on Tuesday to accelerate relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one coastal city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach more isolated towns.

The nuclear-powered USS George Washington, carrying about 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, was joined by four other US navy ships and should arrive in two to three days, the Pentagon said, confirming a Reuters report.

US, British warships bring aid