As it happened: Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines

Key points

  • Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, strikes the Philippines with gusts of up to 200mph (320km/h)
  • At least three people are killed and another seven injured, reports say
  • Millions of people in vulnerable areas are forced to seek shelter across 20 provinces
  • More than 12 million people are at risk from the storm, including in Cebu, the country's second largest city
  • Schools and offices are closed with ferry services and local flights suspended. Hospitals and soldiers are put on stand-by
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  • Warren Bull 
  • Holly Wallis 
  • Kerry Alexandra 
  • Olivia Lang 
  • David Walker 

Last updated 8 November 2013

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