05 Nov '17, 4am

Death toll from typhoon in #Vietnam rises to 27

Death toll from typhoon in #Vietnam rises to 27

HUE, VIETNAM (REUTERS) - The death toll rose to at least 27 on Sunday (Nov 5) from the typhoon that pummelled central and southern Vietnam just days before the region is due to host the Apec summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam this year, made landfall on Saturday with winds of up to 90kmh that damaged more than 40,000 homes, knocked down electricity poles and uprooted trees. The communist state's Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention said 27 people were now counted dead and 22 were missing. It said 626 houses had collapsed entirely. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated. Heavy rain and high winds lashed the coastal strip on Sunday. Flooding led to a 30km tailback on Vietnam's main north-south highway in Thua Thien Hue province. The heaviest impact of the typhoon was near the city of Nha Trang, which is around 500km...

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