300 dead, 2,000 missing in typhoon-hit Samar: official

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Nov 10 2013 01:28 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2013 09:28 PM

MANILA - A super typhoon killed at least 300 people and left almost 2,000 others missing on the eastern Philippine island of Samar, a local official said on Sunday.

Leo Dacaynos, a member of the Samar's disaster management council, said on DZBB radio 300 people were confirmed killed in Basey, a small town on Samar.

He said almost 2,000 other people were missing in Basey and other Samar towns.