Nine killed as typhoon hits Vietnam

Posted By: IANS
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Hanoi, Oct 17: At least nine people were killed and 76 injured as Typhoon Nari hit Vietnam's central coastal provinces, reported a government agency Thursday.

The storm destroyed more than 500 houses and damaged about 12,000 others in Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces, according to the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention.

Property loss is estimated to reach $71 million, reports Xinhua.

The storm destroyed more than 500 houses.

Rainfall ranging between 200mm to 400mm was recorded in the central Quang Binh, Quang Ngai provinces, and in the central highlands region. As a result, water level in many rivers has increased, causing floods in low-lying areas.

Many reservoirs are now at risk of overflow, said the report.

Typhoon Nari made a landfall to Vietnam's central coastal provinces Monday, and devastated Da Nang city, officials said.


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