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Typhoon Damrey kills at least 27 along Vietnam’s south-central coast

“A powerful typhoon battering Vietnam has killed at least 27 people and left 22 others missing amid extensive damage along the south-central coast, officials said on Sunday” writes Associated Press for theguardian.com. More than 600 houses have been destroyed and nearly 40,000 others damaged as Typhoon Damrey caused widespread blackouts across the region, the disaster agency said.The missing include 17 crew members of cargo ships that were sunk off the coast of the central province of Binh Dinh, Vietnam’s disaster management authority said in a statement.The typhoon, the second to hit Vietnam in a month, also caused extensive damage to the region’s rice fields and other crops while 228 fishing boats were sunk or damaged, the agency said.
 
Source: theguardian.com



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