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Storm Noul death toll rises to 6, Thua Thien-Hue hardest hit
  • | VOV | September 21, 2020 08:00 AM
Two days after bartering central Vietnam, storm Noul has left six dead and 112 injured while damaging tens of thousands of houses across the region.

Storm Noul has brought down many big trees in central provinces when it struck the region September 18.

Thua Thien-Hue province was the hardest hit locality, reporting four deaths and 92 injuries. Ha Tinh and Quang Tri provinces recorded one death each.

As many as 22,700 houses had their roofs blown off at the height of the storm. Thirty-six schools were damaged.

Noul unleashed heavy rain of up to 300mm in various places, submerging nearly 3,900ha of rice and subsidiary crops, 2,340ha of forest trees, 309ha of orchards, as well as 105ha of fish farms.

Statistics show central provinces had 25km of national highways eroded and damaged, mostly in Thua Thien-Hue.

Noul also brought down hundreds of electric poles and tens of telecom cable systems, causing a massive blackout and disrupting Internet connections in the region.

The transport, power and telecom sectors have dispatched forces to fix problems and life has gradually begun to return to normal in storm-hit areas.

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