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November 10, 2013 12:38 IST

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Nearly 10,000 people could have died in the deadliest typhoon that ravaged the central Philippines city of Tacloban, officials said on Sunday.

According to the Courier Mail, Tacloban city administrator Tecson Lim said that the death toll in the city alone could go up to 10,000.

About 300-400 bodies have already been recovered, Lim said.

Super Typhoon Haiyan that passed through six central Philippine islands on Friday wiped away buildings and levelled seaside homes.

Most deaths and destruction were on LeyteIsland, where Tacloban is located. Eduardo Del Rosario, head of the national disaster relief agency, said that so far 720,000 people have been evacuated from 22 provinces.

At least 12 local airports have now been closed, including those servicing the popular tourist island destinations of Palawan, Bohol and Boracay, the report added.

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Image: Survivors stand among debris and ruins of houses destroyed after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines
Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Residents walk past the ruins of houses, which were destroyed after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Women share an umbrella as they look at the remains of a house which was destroyed after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Residents walk near vehicles and debris floating on a river after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city in central Philippines

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Survivors walk on a road amidst heavy downpour after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines

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Debris litter a damaged airport after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A survivor holds a statue of Jesus Christ, her only saved belonging, after a super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Survivors who lost their homes use a Jeepney public bus as shelter after a super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Residents look at the damaged village hall after Typhoon Haiyan hit Janiuay, in Iloilo province in central Philippines

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Photographs: Nereo Lujan/Reuters

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A typhoon survivor carries a sack of rice he looted from a rice warehouse after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines

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