1 killed, tourists stranded as typhoon batters northern Vietnam

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Mirinae, the first typhoon in Vietnam this year, made landfall Wednesday, bringing strong winds that have felled hundreds of trees in Hanoi.
A military officer said winds collapsed a wall of a house in Hanoi's Phu Xuyen District on Wednesday afternoon, killing one man and injuring six other people.
The storm made landfall in Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh Provinces at 10 p.m.
It has weakened to a tropical low, yet still caused heavy downpours and strong winds of around 80 kilometers per hour in Hanoi and nearby provinces on Thursday morning.
In Hai Phong Province, wind gusts of 100 kilometers per hour have stranded around 300 tourists, many of them foreigners, on Cat Hai Island.
Local authorities have provided them with free meals and accommodation.
 Motorbikes fall on Pham Hung Street in Hanoi on Thursday morning. Photo credit: VnExpress 
 Some just leave their bikes lying on the sidewalk and seek refuge.
  Strong winds have knocked down many big trees.
 Dozens of traffic light poles also fail to survive the storm.
 A tree falls down on a car on Hai Ba Trung Street. Nobody was hurt.
 Another uprooted tree
Latest figures showed that around 670 trees were uprooted, damaging four cars and five motorbikes. 
 A street worker tries to clean up the mess on Le Duan Street.
Some metal roofing has been ripped off on Tran Quy Cap Street.

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