Some reports of armed looting in Tacloban found false

(UPDATED) The security situation remains tense in Tacloban, but earlier reports of armed looting in the Yolanda-hit city were found false.

Earlier Wednesday, people panicked amid reports armed men were entering the city. Soldiers rushed to Barangay Abucay where the armed men were said to be located, but this report turned out to be false.

There were also previous reports that armed looters raided homes in a subdivision, which also turned out to be false.

There have been numerous incidents of looting in Tacloban, some caught on video.

Government has sent additional policemen and soldiers to the city to maintain peace and order.

A curfew is also in effect.

Yolanda last week ripped through the Visayas region, leaving at least 2,275 people confirmed dead as of Wednesday.

It is considered the strongest recorded cyclone in the world in 2013.


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