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Birth amid typhoon debris cheered in Philippines

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:30 a.m. HST, Nov 11, 2013


TACLOBAN, Philippines >> Cheers broke out Monday (Sunday in Hawaii)  in the typhoon-devastated airport of the city of Tacloban in the Philippines when 21-year old Emily Ortega gave birth to a baby girl.

It was a rare piece of good news for the seaside city where officials fear at least 10,000 were killed, and where tens of thousands of residents saw their homes flattened by ferocious winds and a massive storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan.

Bea Joy Sagales appeared in good health. Her birth drew applause from others in the airport and military medics who assisted in her delivery.

Her birth was near miraculous -- her mother was in an evacuation center when the storm surge hit and flooded the city. The mother had to swim and cling to a post to survive before she found safety at the airport. Her husband in Manila was unaware of what has happened.

The typhoon made landfall Friday, barreling through six central Philippine islands, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes with winds of 147 miles per hour and gusts of 170 mph.







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sayer wrote:
A happy moment amidst so much tragedy.
on November 11,2013 | 06:42AM
64hoo wrote:
I guess the babys name will be haiyan
on November 11,2013 | 04:09PM
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