Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is unofficially the strongest recorded tropical cyclone to make landfall, with wind speeds up to 315 km/h (195 mph). The true scale of casualties remains unclear. The authorities said on November 12th that at least 10,000 people may have died in the disaster - and according to UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many have been left homeless. [W]
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