This was the scene at Old Road Sagkahan this morning, a densely populated fish port in Tacloban City. A conflagration razed hundreds of houses in the area, disrupting the lives of hundreds of residents.
These are all the earthly possessions of the one of the residents, loaded and ready for evacuation. Fire
Onlookers, myself included, fill up the streets, sometimes blocking the entry of firetrucks.
A fish bucket being filled with whatever water is available; a fireman takes a break from the firefighting action.
An improvised dustpan, an improvised bucket, and water on the sidewalk.
News reports have declared at least 500 houses razed by the fire. Donations for the victims will be accepted by the Rotary Club of Tacloban at the Rotary Center, Tacloban Convention Center Compound, Tacloban City. Contact # 325-7372.