Thousands Estimated Dead After Super Typhoon Hits The Philippines

(Manila) -- Officials say at least ten-thousand people may be dead as a result of the super typhoon that hammered the central Philippines. A senior police official made that grim prediction after Typhoon Haiyan leveled cities in the province of Leyte. Chief Superintendent Elmer Soria said 70-to 80 percent of the area in the path of the storm was destroyed. Urgent requests for body bags are coming in from some of the hardest hit areas, while power and communications remain out for a large part of the region. Experts are calling Haiyan one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.