4 dead, 29 injured as typhoon Nari hits central Vietnam

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At least four people died and 29 others were injured as Typhoon Nari cut a trail of destruction through central Vietnam Monday, the National Committee for Floods Prevention and Control said Tuesday.


According to the committee, Quang Nam Province reported four deaths including two men named Truong Chay, 84, and Pham Van Huy, 31, and an unidentified man who was killed in a landslide.


The fourth victim is a 62-year-old woman named Tran Thi Xuan who was missing while fishing off Truong Giang River in Thang Binh District at around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Her body has not been recovered as of Tuesday noon.


Twelve others in Da Nang City, nine in Thua Thien-Hue Province and seven in Quang Nam Province were among those injured while struggling with the storm.


Nari knocked down trees and took off the roofs of hundreds of houses in central provinces.


The typhoon also caused erosion in coastal areas and flooded streets as well as damaging roads and crops in Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces.


In Da Nang, many offices and houses were damaged, and electricity was cut off.


More than 2,000 passengers were stranded when national carrier Vietnam Airlines cancelled 14 flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong to Hue and Da Nang and vice versa on Monday and planned to delay another eight flights on Tuesday, the airline said in a statement.


The typhoon was moving towards Laos as of Tuesday morning.


Nari is the 11th tropical storm to hit Vietnam this year. The central region is often hit during the storm season between July and October.

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