American Teen Survived Typhoon Haiyan’s Fury, Saw City ‘Decimated’

Americans who survived in the bull’s eye of Typhoon Haiyan — including a stunned teenager — described a storm that demolished concrete, drowned children and tossed large freighters onto land.

Simon Kruzban, 18, of Colorado, huddled in a kitchen with his whole family in the city of Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the typhoon’s fury.

“[There were] lots of injuries and then dead bodies all over the place once we like kind of left the neighborhood and walked sort of downtown,” Kruzban told ABC News. “We were talking to a friend that lives in the neighborhood next door … apparently like 50 little kids got sucked away.”

Kruzban said he’d watched a neighborhood that he’d grown to love “get completely decimated.”

“Just horrible,” he said.

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