Update : Video : 600 thousand people evacuated as typhoon nears Vietnam

Saturday, 09 November 2013 - 13:10


More than 600,000 people were evacuated as super typhoon Haiyan veered towards Vietnam, after the storm smashed through the Philippines killing thousands and causing widespread devastation.


The storm is expected to strike tomorrow morning after changing course prompting mass evacuations in northern Nghe An province around 230 kilometres from the captial Hanoi.


However, many of the estimated 200,000 evacuated in four central provinces yesterday  have been allowed to return to their homes.


The monster typhoon is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines.

Update Sunday, 10 November 2013 - 8:36
Philippine death toll may hit 10,000

Police in the Philippines say they fear 10,000 people may have died in the devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan.

The Philippine government has so far only confirmed the death of several hundred people after the storm struck.

But regional police chief Elmer Soria said he was told by the provincial governor of Leyte that there were about 10,000 deaths on the eastern island alone.

Hundreds of thousands of people are reported displaced from their homes.

Update Sunday, 10 November 2013 - 8:01
Typhoon Haiyan : 'At least 100 dead' says official

Saturday, 09 November 2013 - 13:10

At least 100 people have reportedly been killed by Typhoon Haiyan in one city.


Capt John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, said the bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban.


The storm ripped apart buildings and triggered landslides when it hit the central Philippines on Friday.


Power and communication lines were also cut to some areas.

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