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Woman's typhoon escape to save her unborn child

A heavily pregnant woman who was evacuated from Tacloban in the Philippines has given an emotional account of how she escaped through a broken window of a house after water had risen above her head.

Speaking to NBC's Harry Smith, Weena Gonzalez said she was in the city when the super typhoon Haiyan hit the region.

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When asked how she survived, Ms Gonzalez replied: "We broke the window of our room. Six of us were almost trapped inside. We had no choice but to break everything just to cross to another house. The water was already [over our heads].

"[I didn't think I was going to die because] I have my baby. I was just very careful with myself. I didn't panic."

The mobile phone customer service representative said her baby is due in January.

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