A military aircraft passes over a destroyed area of Tacloban City, the Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through it in 2013. Photo: Alamy

Five of the biggest typhoons to hit Asia – as Typhoon Maria makes landfall in China

From Typhoon Vera, which remains the strongest and deadliest typhoon to have ravaged Japan, to Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines, we recall the worst typhoons on record in the region

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A military aircraft passes over a destroyed area of Tacloban City, the Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through it in 2013. Photo: Alamy
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