Typhoon Kai-Tak death toll in Vietnam rises to 27

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Typhoon Kai-Tak has continued to cause flash floods and landslides despite weakening into a low pressure system over northern Vietnam, taking the death toll to at least 27.

The typhoon, the fifth to hit Vietnam this year, became stationery at 5 a.m. Saturday and blew over by Monday morning.

Meanwhile, landslides killed at least two women, both above 80, in Phu Tho Province, and one person in Yen Bai, while flash floods killed one person in Thai Nguyen Province.

Three bodies were found in a rice field in Bac Giang Province, but the cause of death is not known yet, the National Forecasting and Hydrometeorlogical Center said Sunday night.

There were reports earlier about deaths in Hanoi, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Yen Bai, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, and Son La Provinces due to falling trees and electrocution.

Two people remain missing in Yen Bai and Vinh Phuc, and 13 others were injured.

The typhoon also damaged more than 11,700 houses and flooded nearly 23,000 hectares of rice paddies.

While rescue efforts are still underway, a new typhoon, Tembin, has formed off the the Philippines's Luzon Island.

It has not moved much and packs winds of 90 kilometers per hour.

Last month typhoon Vicente left nine people dead and one missing in the north.


Kai-Tak kills three then calms down in northern Vietnam

Earlier, Pakhar, the year's first typhoon, hit Ho Chi Minh City in early April and killed two people in neighboring provinces.

The two subsequent storms, Talim and Doksuri, dissipated in the East Sea in June and caused no casualties in Vietnam.

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