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Death toll from typhoon in Vietnam rises to 27
    2017-November-6  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE death toll rose to at least 27 yesterday 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 Saturday with winds of up to 90 km/h that damaged more than 40,000 homes, knocked down electricity poles and uprooted trees.

The 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 in a trail of destruction that has forced the evacuation of more than 30,000 people.

“The floodwaters are rising very fast,” said Dinh Cong Hoa, deputy commander of the provincial military command in Nha Trang, which bore the brunt of the typhoon.

One middle-aged woman in Nha Trang, Vo Thi Tuyet Anh, told state television: “I’ve never seen such a strong storm since I was born.”

Danang, where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is taking place this week, is around 500 km to the north of Nha Trang. It also suffered.

Danang will host Chinese President Xi Jinping from Nov. 10, as well as U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and counterparts from other APEC members.

Floods killed more than 80 people in northern Vietnam last month, while a typhoon wreaked havoc in central provinces in September. (SD-Agencies)

 

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