Super typhoon flattens Philippine city, killing at least 100




 
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November 9th, 2013  
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Topic: Super typhoon flattens Philippine city, killing at least 100


By Bobby Ranoco TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Possibly the strongest typhoon ever to hit land devastated the central Philippine city of Tacloban, killing at least 100 people, turning houses into rubble and leveling the airport in a surge of flood water and high wind, officials said on Saturday. The toll of death and damage from Typhoon Haiyan on Friday is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive, fast-moving storm, now barreling out of the Philippines towards Vietnam. The category 5 "super typhoon" weakened to a category 4 on Saturday, though forecasters said it could strengthen again over the South China Sea on its course to hit Vietnam early on Sunday. Authorities in 15 provinces in Vietnam have started to call back boats and prepare for possible landslides.




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