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UN Rushes Aid as Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Philippines Counting Dead

Super Typhoon Haiyan left as many as 10,000 people dead in the Philippines after storm surges flooded islands and gale-force winds knocked down buildings and destroyed an airport before moving toward Vietnam.

The United Nations said it is stepping up critical relief operations in the Philippines as a result of the “devastating” impact of Haiyan since it made landfall on Nov. 8. Much of the devastation was concentrated in and around Tacloban City, the capital of Leyte province.