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Super typhoon barrels through central Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Super Typhoon Noru, one of the four strongest storms in 20 years, made landfall in the central region of Vietnam at daybreak today, September 28, toppling trees, damaging houses and construction works, blowing away roofs and causing flooding.

The powerful storm swept through the central provinces from Thua Thien-Hue to Quang Ngai, with winds of 113-117 km per hour, before it weakened into a tropical depression, the local media reported.

Rainfalls measuring 120-250 millimeters were reported in Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Danang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Kon Tum.

The Danang government said that the typhoon toppled 400 trees, blew away the rooftops of three houses, damaging the walls of several schools and caused a power outage at some 3,200 substations.

Facing the same fate, the ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province saw many trees and power lines falling, while many parts were flooded.

Meanwhile, the Thua Thien-Hue government asked residents to stay at home this morning to ensure their safety due to strong winds.

On Ly Son Island off Quang Ngai Province, the typhoon reportedly sank seven fishing boats, tore away the rooftops of 250 houses and damaged 50 hectares of land for onion and garlic crops.

After being hit by the typhoon, Quang Nam Province is experiencing flash floods. Many houses are inundated by 0.5-1 meter now.

In Kon Tum, heavy rains caused flooding and landslides on many roads, especially Ho Chi Minh Road, disrupting traffic.

A classroom of a school in Quang Nam is damaged by the powerful storm – PHOTO: LDO
A road is flooded – PHOTO: PLO

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