Eight killed in typhoon food crush

Eight people were crushed to death when thousands of typhoon survivors stormed a government rice warehouse in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official said.

National Food Authority spokesman Rex Estoperez said police and soldiers were helpless when the looting took place in Leyte's Alangalang municipality.

He said the eight were crushed when a wall collapsed. The looters carted away more than 100,000 sacks of rice.