Philippines typhoon: Survivors 'clung to coconut tree'
Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most powerful storms to make landfall ever recorded - swept through the central Philippines on Friday.
Evelina, from Palo on the island of Leyte, told Newsday on the BBC World Service how she and four companions - including a five-year-old boy - managed to survive by clinging to a post and a tree.
She recounted telling her companion: "Just cling to that plant and then you trust in the Lord and say Lord Jesus, have mercy on us."
11 Nov 2013
- From the section Asia