Powerful Typhoon Megi batters the Philippines
Heavy rains and ferocious winds are lashing the northern parts of the Philippines.
It is the most powerful typhoon to hit the region so far this season.
At least one person has died and thousands have fled their homes, while schools have been closed in a number of areas in preparation for the typhoon.
Kate McGeown reports from Manila.
18 Oct 2010
- From the section Asia-Pacific