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Three dead after Typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, which has been identified as one of the most intense typhoons on record whipped across the Philippines on early hours of Friday, 8 November 2013, killing three people and leaving 7 injured.

Reports have stated that the strong wind caused wide spread catastrophe, including tearing roofs off buildings, washing away flimsy homes and uprooted trees making the surroundings more dangerous for people.

Power and communications in the three large islands of Samar, Leyte and Bohol were almost completely down. Officials warned that more than 12 million people were at risk, including residents of Cebu City. Moreover, areas are still reeling from a deadly 2011 storm and a 7.2-magnitude quake last month which left around 500 people residing in temporary shelters.

Muslim Aid is monitoring the situation on the ground. Further update will be provided in due course.

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