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Via CNN:

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines, officials found more than 100 bodies scattered on the streets of one devastated coastal city.

Officials rushed body bags to Tacloban city Saturday following the first significant report of fatalities.

"There are numbers of undetermined casualties found along the roads. We have to send the requested 100 body bags in the area," Lt. Jim Aris Alagao told the Philippines news agency.

Shell-shocked Filipinos waded through waist-high water. Overturned vehicles, fallen utility poles and tree trunks landed on roads, blocking transportation.

Rooftops blown out

And for the buildings left standing, rooftops and windows were blown out. Gaping holes remained.

"Tacloban has been the worst hit and we expect the greatest number of casualties from there," Alagao said. "We have not been able to determine a specific death toll as communications are still down -- other government agencies are reporting more than 100 casualties in Tacloban alone."

Officials say the number is expected to go up once they get access to devastated areas.

In Tacloban, mobile services were down and officials were relying on intermittent communication using radios.

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Earthquake and typhoon within a month. Someone is peeved at the Philippines.
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