Typhoon death toll expected to climb, workers bury victims in mass grave

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TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – Crews in the Philippines are beginning to bury the victims of that massive typhoon that hit the country last week as the death toll is expected to rise.

Just six days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines, workers and families continue to search for survivors buried under the rubble.

In Tacloban, one of the hardest hit areas, 100 people were laid to rest in a mass burial Thursday.

According to the Associated Press, authorities claim 2,357 people have been confirmed dead in the disaster, but that number is expected to rise.

Officials are still trying to identify many of the dead.

Medical aid and other supplies are headed toward the affected areas but it could take some time for it to reach some of the most rural locations.