Typhoon fallout leaves at least ten dead in north Vietnam

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At least ten people have died as of Friday as whirlwinds and floods triggered by the Haima typhoon hit several areas in north Vietnam, the national flood and storm control agency reported Saturday.

 

As many as seven of them were struck by lightning, the Central Steering Committee for Floods and Storms Prevention said in a report published on its website.

 

According to the committee, the typhoon which strengthened from a tropical depression in the East Sea earlier this week and entered Vietnam coastal areas Friday night, has also left four people missing, including three swept by flash floods Wednesday in Yen Bai province.

 

Meanwhile, 60 people in Hai Phong City were seriously injured when a whirlwind hit An Lu Commune on Thursday, it said.

 

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Thousands of houses and hectares of rice as well as other crops were damaged in the northern region and the central province of Nghe An, te report said.

 

According to the committee, the typhoon weakened that night after entering coastal waters off Hai Phong City and Ninh Binh Province.

 

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