Orphans in Philippines speak of typhoon's horrors
In this Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Shylyny Therese Negru, 15, holds her youngest brother, Rainier Aaron Dacuno, 3, as they sit in a relative's home in the town of Burauen, the Philippines. The children are among an unknown number of children in the eastern Philippines who lost their parents to the massive Nov. 8 storm. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The teenager with unruly hair in a ponytail wipes tears from her eyes as she holds her feverish 3-year-old brother, who clings to her and lets out a sob of his own now and then. They have been inseparable ever since they lost their parents to Typhoon Haiyan's tsunami-like storm surge.
"The water was so strong. Also the wind and the rain," 15-year-old Shylyny Therese Negru said. "Our house was cut into two."
She and her three surviving brothers, ages 3, 6 and 12, are among an unknown number of children in the eastern Philippines who lost their parents to the massive Nov. 8 storm.