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At least 4 killed as super Typhoon Haiyan batters the Philippines

At least 4 killed as super Typhoon Haiyan batters the Philippines

One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines on Friday, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. At least four people were confirmed killed as super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, made landfall on Samar and raced across Leyte, Cebu, Panay and other nearby islands, officials said. They included a person killed by a falling tree, two who were electrocuted, and a 2-year-old who was struck by lightning. Local television stations reported that bodies were washing up on shore and being found along roadways. But the Associated Press said the island nation in the western...

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