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President: Typhoon killed 2,000

The president of the Philippines has said he believes the much-publicised figure of 10,000 deaths from the typhoon may be too high. President Benigno Aquino III told CNN his government was working on an estimate of 2,000-2,500 deaths.

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Typhoon Haiyan stirs in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, aka Yolanda, is making landfall in the Philippines, hitting Tacloban City in the province of Leyte.

Super typhoon Haiayan is beginning to take hold in the Philippines Credit: Reuters

The storm caused damage to buildings as it swept through the city.

Winds are expected to exceed 278 kph (173mph).

The typhoon Haiayan, aka Yolanda, is set to be the worst on record. Credit: Reuters

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