Video: Super typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines, one of strongest storms ever

The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused widespread damage across the country on Friday, uprooting trees and sending locals running for cover.

By 5pm local time (0900 GMT) on Friday,Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever – was centred to the west of Aklan province on Panay Island, 320 kilometres (200 miles) south of Manila, after blasting the island resort of Boracay.

The huge, fast-paced typhoon raced across a string of islands from east to west – Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay – and lashed beach communities with over 200 kilometre (125 mile) per hour winds.


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