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Astronaut takes photo of Super Typhoon

  • The death toll in Philippines due to Super Typhoon Haiyan has reached 100 and is expected to "rise sharply" as communication comes back to normal. 

    US astronaut Karen L. Nyberg took a photo of the typhoon from space, providing a good sense of its immense scale. 

    "The last time I saw something of this scale was in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami," a UN disaster official in Tacloban said. "This is destruction on a massive scale. There are cars thrown like tumbleweed and the streets are strewn with debris."

    Super Typhoon is on its way to Vietnam and mass evacuations are now being done in the region. The storm weakened today but reports suggest that there's a chance it could become faster while traveling over the South China Sea. 

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