Philippine typhoon death toll feared in thousands

by Floyd Whaley

Powerful yphoon causes devastation in Philippines: A deadly storm left the seaside city of Tacloban in ruins. Photo:  Dennis M. Sabangan/European Pressphoto Agency

MANILA — The powerful typhoon that swept across the Philippines on Friday, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, cut a path of destruction through several central islands, leaving the seaside city of Tacloban in ruins and leading to early, unconfirmed estimates of as many as 10,000 dead.