MGN Online

Published: Nov 11, 2013 11:28 PM EST

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of typhoon survivors have swarmed the airport in the city of Tacloban in the central Philippines seeking a flight out.
    
Two Philippine Air Force C-130s arrived at the city's destroyed airport just after dawn Tuesday, along with several commercial and private flights. A few hundred people did make it aboard, but more than 3,000 people had been camping out, waiting.
    
The survivors are trying to flee a shattered city short of food and water and littered with bodies. Four days after Typhoon Haiyan (HY'-ahn) struck the eastern Philippines, only a trickle of assistance has made it to affected communities. Authorities estimate the storm killed 10,000 or more while millions are without shelter or food.
    
Tacloban has a population of about 220,000 people. It bore the full force of the winds and the tsunami-like storm surges which left most of the city is in ruins.