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Isle family endures death of 7 in typhoon

Maribel Barton is still seeking word of other loved ones in the Philippines

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2013

~~<p>A grainy photograph of Maribel Maurillo Barton's two sisters and six of their children &mdash; the youngest age 3 &mdash; huddled in a hotel room in the Philippines, mugging for the camera hours before Typhoon Hai&shy;yan struck, is the last taken of them alive.</p>
<p>Barton's 15-year-old nephew Jason Lanorias managed to escape, &quot;but the other seven perished in the storm,&quot; said her husband, Paul.</p>
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A grainy photograph of Maribel Maurillo Barton's two sisters and six of their children — the youngest age 3 — huddled in a hotel room in the Philippines, mugging for the camera hours before Typhoon Hai­yan struck, is the last taken of them alive.

Barton's 15-year-old nephew Jason Lanorias managed to escape, "but the other seven perished in the storm," said her husband, Paul. Login for more...



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