Rescue workers from Japan to Singapore are rushing to the Philippines after the year’s most powerful typhoon flattened buildings and unleashed storm surges that may have killed as many as 10,000 people, and as a new storm approaches.
Destruction from Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm on record to strike the Philippines, shows the task facing President Benigno Aquino to curb the death toll in a country prone to natural disasters.
Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the central Philippines, triggering landslides and storm surges that killed hundreds of people, destroyed an airport, cut power and phone lines and damaged crops before heading to Vietnam.
Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the central Philippines, triggering landslides and storm surges that left 100 people dead, destroyed an airport, cut power and phone lines and damaged crops before heading to Vietnam.
The Philippines issued its second- highest storm alert for seven northern provinces in the main island of Luzon, prompting schools to shut as deaths from floods and landslides south of the country rose.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino will visit areas devastated by the strongest earthquake to hit the nation in a year, a temblor that destroyed buildings and triggered landslides that killed at least 99 people in Visayas.