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Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates Philippines

At least 10,000 people were thought to be killed in the typhoon that tore through the Philippines.

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates Philippines

A team of US Marines and sailors left for the Philippines on Sunday to assist with search and rescue operations after Typhoon Haiyan killed at least 10,000 people, US officials said.

The typhoon bore down on the eastern islands of Leyte and Samar on Friday with sustained winds of around 195 miles per hour — far stronger than anticipated.

The sheer force of the storm forced 630,000 people from their homes and affected 9.5 million people, according to a Sunday report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines.