Philippine island paralysed by Typhoon Haiyan

Thousands have been left homeless after coastal villages on Leyte were wiped out in an instant.

    Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines on Friday, destroying everything in its path.

    Thousands of people are believed to have been killed on the island of Leyte. Roads and coastal villages were wiped out in an instant.

    Al Jazeera's correspondent Jamela Alindogan was there when the storm struck and gives her account of what she witnessed.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.