Families take shelter aboard typhoon ship that crushed their homes

A young man walks through debris with a broken guitar towards a grounded ship that has become his temporary home, in the typhoon-devastated Philippines city of Tacloban on Nov. 19, 2013. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Filipinos whose homes were destroyed by a ship swept ashore by Typhoon Haiyan have set up temporary accommodation in the only structure that remains intact in their neighborhood — the boat itself.

Laundry hangs from lines strung up in the ship's engine room, and the bridge is piled with clothes and other items recovered after the storm. Families have bedded down wherever they can find space.

More than 1 million homes were damaged by the typhoon, according to the U.N., and 4 million people have been displaced. A representative of the nonprofit Asia Foundation told NBC News Monday that the exact death toll from the disaster may never be known.


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