10 November 2013, 15:46

Dozens of Russians could be in typhoon-hit areas in Philippines – Russian Emergency Ministry

Dozens of Russians could be in typhoon-hit areas in Philippines – Russian Emergency Ministry

Up to 150 Russians could possibly be staying in the Philippines when super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated central parts of the country, Irina Rossius, the official spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies, said on Sunday.

"Between 110 and 150 Russians might have been in the disaster area, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry and Federal Agency for Tourism. So far, it’s unclear whether any of them were injured," she said.

Earlier, the Reuters news agency reported with reference to the Philippines' police that the super typhoon had claimed at least 10,000 lives in the Leyte province.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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