In pictures: Tacloban in ruinsPublished10 November 2013SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingimage captionThe death toll is mounting in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan tore across the country on Friday. Among the worst hit areas is eastern Leyte island and the city of Tacloban where the devastation resembles the aftermath of a tsunami.image captionAs many as 10,000 people may have died in Tacloban alone, with hundreds more feared dead in the rest of Leyte and on neighbouring Samar island. Many survivors have no clean water, electricity or food.image captionTorrential rain on Sunday made conditions even worse for the thousands of people in Tacloban made homeless by the typhoon. Any debris is used to create shelter.image captionWitnesses describe chaotic scenes with hundreds of bodies by the sides of roads and pinned under wrecked houses.image captionPolice commandos are being flown in to Tacloban from the capital Manila to help restore order. There are already reports of looting in the city.image captionMany buildings were destroyed by the typhoon - one of the most powerful ever recorded - and the storm surge it generated.image captionThe airport in Tacloban was also badly damaged and only military flights have been able to operate. Aid agencies are struggling to reach the city.image captionMeanwhile, the storm is bearing down on Vietnam. Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from its path including these residents in the central province of Quang Nam.