Typhoon Death Toll Hits 10,000

The death toll in the Philippines from super typhoon Haiyan rose to 10,000, a senior official said on Sunday. Monster waves tore through entire villages, destroying 70 to 80 percent of the structures in its path and displacing some 480,000 people. The national disaster agency said 4.5 million people had been “affected” by the typhoon. “People are walking like zombies,” said medical student Jenny Chu. “It’s like a movie.” Relief agencies said the country is already stretched thin after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Bohol province last month. The storm weakened as it headed toward Vietnam.