Red Cross: At Least 1.2K Dead in Philippines

Toll from Typhoon Haiyan rising quickly

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 9, 2013 8:01 AM CST

(Newser) – The devastation from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is becoming clearer: The Red Cross now estimates that 1,000 were killed in the coastal city of Tacloban alone, and another 200 in Samar province, reports CNN. The first images from the region show widespread damage. The typhoon, which might end up being the most powerful such storm in history, is now on its way to Vietnam. Click to see an image snapped by an astronaut from space.

A resident passes by toppled car outside an airport terminal in Tacloban city.   (Associated Press)
A resident walks by remains of houses after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province.   (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A survivor carries relief goods amid the devastation in Tacloban.   (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
The remains of an airport control tower are seen in Tacloban, in the central Philippines.   (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A boy walks past the devastation in Tacloban.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A damaged airport terminal in Tacloban.   (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An aerial view of damage in Tacloban.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
An injured man walks with an aid of a cane to get treatment in Tacloban.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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