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Typhoon Wutip death toll rises to 8
  • | VOV | October 02, 2013 03:33 PM

Typhoon Wutip, which battered central provinces on September 30, has claimed at least 8 lives and left nearly 200 others injured.

Typhoon Wutip has claimed at least 8 lives and left nearly 200 others injured.

Although the typhoon was downgraded and went into Laos, it has caused massive flooding, and casualties are going to rise.  

Quang Binh province was the hardest hit locality with five deaths and 140 injured, according to the Central Committee for Flood and Storms Control Committee.  

Two were killed in Thanh Hoa and one in Nghe An. Two others remain missing in Nghe An and Quang Binh.

On October 1 the committee put the death toll at 5.

The typhoon severely damaged 372 houses, submerged more than 25,000, and tore more than 194,000 apart.

It submerged thousands of subsidiary crops, washed away animals, and damaged the power and communications systems.  

Three reservoirs burst in Thanh Hoa’s Tinh Gia district on October 1, inundating thousands of households.

Raring torrents of floodwaters breached flood defences of Ha Tinh’s Thach Ban commune early on October 2, forcing local people to flee their homes at nights.

With rain still falling in some parts of the central region, rescuers are struggling to reach people cut off by flooding.  Residents in downstream communities are warned to stay off flooded roads. 

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