Ty­phoon lashes Viet­nam

Otago Daily Times - - The World -

Ty­phoon Dok­suri lashed cen­tral Viet­nam yes­ter­day, tear­ing roofs from houses, knock­ing out power and caus­ing lo­calised flood­ing, in the coun­try’s most pow­er­ful storm in years.

Nearly 80,000 peo­ple have been evac­u­ated from coastal re­gions in prepa­ra­tion for Dok­suri. Winds ex­ceeded 130kmh, Viet­nam’s me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal agency said.

The state news agency said the roofs had been blown from 260 houses in the city of Hue, elec­tric­ity was knocked out in parts of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh prov­inces, streets in parts of Ha Tinh were flooded, and four fish­ing boats sank. — Reuters

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