The Philippines is reeling on Sunday from the mass destruction caused by Supertyphoon Haiyan, which officials estimate left up to 10,000 dead, while Vietnam braces for its battle with one of the most powerful storms on record.
Vietnam authorities have evacuated 883,000 people in 11 provinces across the country, Reuters reports, citing the government’s website. Haiyan has weakened since it swept through the Philippines, but Vietnam state media report that six people were killed and dozens injured as the supertyphoon neared the coast.
In the Philippines, authorities are grappling with devastation across 36 provinces, according to the national disaster agency. Haiyan, which first hit Samar province Friday as the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, sustained winds of up to 195 m.p.h. with gusts of up to 235 m.p.h. The tsunami-like storm surge wiped out cities and towns, devastated agricultural areas and drowned thousands of people. Police chief superintendent…
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