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An Estimated 10,000 Dead In The Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

David Roose

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.

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.

Winds reached 195 miles per hour (313 km per hour) with gusts of up to 235 mph.

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