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Typhoon death toll 'tops 10,000'

Updated: 2013-11-11 07:32
By Agencies in Tacloban, Philippines ( China Daily)

'No structures standing' 1 km from the shore in central Philippine city

One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.

Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday, said police chief superintendent Elmer Soria.

Typhoon death toll 'tops 10,000'

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