Typhoon Nari leaves 9 dead, 6 missing in central Vietnam

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Typhoon Nari and the flooding it caused have claimed nine lives and left six others missing in central Vietnam, the National Steering Board for Floods Prevention and Control said Thursday.


Five of the deaths were in Quang Binh, three in Quang Nam, and one in Nghe An.


Three are missing in Ha Tinh, and one each in Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, and Binh Dinh.


The storm and floods also caused injuries to 76 people, mostly in Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, and Da Nang.


As of Wednesday evening 550 houses had collapsed and more than 34,000 were inundated.


The storm also damaged and blew off the roofs of more than 12,500 houses in Quang Nam, Da Nang, Quang Ngai, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh.


The floods submerged many areas in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, with some places being 1.5-2 meters under water.


They also caused landslides and disrupted traffic on some national highways and roads in the two provinces.


In Nghe An, some hydropower dams have been damaged following heavy rains.


Typhoon Nari hit the central coast early Tuesday after crossing the Philippines last weekend, killing 13 people there, AP reported.


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