Vietnam typhoon wreaks havoc
Ha Tinh – 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 130km/h, according to Vietnam’s meteorological agency.
The state news agency said the roofs had been blown from 260 houses in the ancient city of Hue. Electricity was knocked out in parts of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces. – Reuters