Typhoon Haiyan: Shocking pictures reveal devastation in the Philippines

The head of the Red Cross in the Philippines described the scene in the country as absolute bedlam

Shocking images have emerged showing the trail of devastation left by the super typhoon Haiyan after it crashed through the Philippines bringing with it gusts of up to 235mph.

The head of the Red Cross in the Philippines described the scene in the country as "absolute bedlam."

Images and video footage from inside the country shows cargo ships washed ashore by a massive storm surge amid scenes of complete devastation.

Particularly hard hit was Tacloban city and the surrounding area.

The storm has killed an estimated 10,000 people in just one area of the country. Meteorologists have said the storm is the most powerful ever to make landfall.

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