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A man retrieves a house roofing from a river after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines

A man retrieves a house roofing from a river after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

'Super typhoon' strikes Philippines

November 9, 2013

One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000

people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on

Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away coastal villages and devastating

one of the main cities in the region. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday. (Reuters)