HANOI, Vietnam — Storm Damrey slammed into Vietnam’s south-central coast on Saturday, killing not less than 15 individuals and leaving 4 others lacking, officers stated.
Within the worst-hit province of Khanh Hoa, 14 individuals have been killed by collapsing homes or washed away by floods, the provincial catastrophe company stated in a press release.
The hurricane destroyed 302 houses and blew roofs off of greater than 25,000 others, whereas sinking 112 transport and fishing boats, the company stated. The hurricane additionally brought about in depth injury to the province’s rice fields and different crops.
One particular person was killed and 4 others reported lacking within the provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen, catastrophe officers there stated.
Widespread blackouts have been reported within the area and dozens of flights have been canceled.
Greater than 35,000 villagers in high-risk areas have been evacuated to secure locations earlier than the arrival of the hurricane on Saturday morning, in response to the Vietnam Catastrophe Administration Authority. Schoolchildren in a number of provinces have been ordered to remain house to make sure their security.
It was the second pure catastrophe to hit the Southeast Asian nation in a month. Some 75 individuals have been killed and 28 others have been reported lacking in a number of northern and central provinces by flooding triggered by a tropical storm final month.
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