MANILA At least 100 people may have died in the Philippines from the impact of super typhoon Haiyan, a senior government official said on Saturday.
Bodies were lying in the streets, according to an initial report from an aviation officer in the central city of Tacloban, said Captain John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines after having flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands.
(Reporting by Rosemarie Francisco; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
Trending On Reuters
One of India's most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, is set to return as chief minister of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her conviction in a corruption case.A former film star who has a cult-like following in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa also wields influence in national politics, with her AIADMK party holding the third largest number of seats in India's lower house of parliament. Full Article