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Super Typhoon Haiyan, predicted to be the largest ever recorded, hit central Philippines. Thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands more have fled their homes as the category five storm sent waves as high as 5m (15ft) ashore on the islands of Leyte and Samar in the central Philippines, overturning power lines and leaving streets knee-deep in water.

With speeds at landfall of 195mph and gusts of up to 235mph, Haiyan is believed to be stronger than the world's last strongest tropical cyclone, hurricane Camille, which was recorded in the US at 190mph in 1969.

Estimated path the typhoon will reach the Vietnam coast.

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