Typhoon Haiyan was a maximum category-five storm with ground winds of up to 235mph
Red Cross today estimates 1,200 people have been killed, 1,000 of those in the city of Tacloban, Leyte
800,000 evacuated before gales whipped up 19ft waves that battered the islands of Leyte and Samar
Storm has now passed majority of the islands and is set to move inland towards Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
Hundreds of thousands of people in South East Asia have been evacuated and moved to shelters
170,000 Vietnamese soldiers are brought in as aid agencies predict 6.5 million people will be affected
Disaster relief teams are now attempting to get supplies to those most affected
International aid teams are being flown in to the devastated country with three UK experts arriving today
Locals, many of whom are pictured transporting corpses in wheelbarrows, now attempt to rebuild their lives
One of the most powerful storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, has killed 1,200 people and left many more injured.
According to the Red Cross, 1,200 have been left dead - 1,000 of those in the city of Tacloban, on the island of Leyte in the Philippines.
About four million people are believed to have been affected by the category five storm, according to the country's national disaster agency. This figure includes 800,000 who had to be evacuated before the storm struck.
Winds of up to 235mph and gusts of 170mph left a trail of destruction - triggering major landslides, knocking out power and communications and causing catastrophic widespread damage. Hundreds of homes have been flattened and scores of streets flooded.
The storm is now moving towards mainland Asian and is expected to reach Vietnam coastal areas on Sunday morning while humanitarian experts estimate the number of casualties will rise considerably.
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