GRAPHIC IMAGES: Typhoon survivors mourn lost loved ones
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 00:44
(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Nov. 10 - Survivors of a massive typhoon that hit central Philippines mourn the loss of life. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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One of the most powerful storms 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.
Witnesses and officials described chaotic scenes in Leyte's capital, Tacloban, a coastal city of 220,000 about 580 km (360 miles) southeast of Manila, with hundreds of bodies piled on the sides of roads and pinned under wrecked houses.
Most of the deaths appear to have been caused by surging sea water strewn with debris that many described as similar to a tsunami, levelling houses and drowning hundreds of people in one of the worst natural disasters to hit the typhoon-prone Southeast Asian nation.
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