Nha Trang, Viet­nam

The Week (US) - - News 9 -

Deadly typhoon: At least 106 peo­ple were killed after Viet­nam’s south­ern coastal re­gion was hit by the most destruc­tive storm in decades, just days be­fore the coun­try was due to host Pres­i­dent Trump, Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, and other world lead­ers for the Asia-Pa­cific Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion sum­mit. Typhoon Dam­rey tore off roofs, felled trees, ripped up util­ity poles, and caused flood­ing across the re­gion—dam­ag­ing or de­stroy­ing more than 116,000 homes. One weather sta­tion recorded up to 67 inches of rain, and at least 49 reser­voirs were dan­ger­ously full, prompt­ing emer­gency drainage ef­forts. Da Nang, host of this year’s APEC sum­mit, is 300 miles north of the coastal re­sort city of Nha Trang, which bore the brunt of the typhoon. But it also suf­fered: A gate­way pro­claim­ing “Wel­come to Da Nang” col­lapsed in the storm.

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