Hanoi (dpa) – At least 10 people were killed and eight injured after Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in northern province of Vietnam, authorities said Thursday.
Six men were buried Wednesday following a landslide triggered by a day of heavy rain in the northern province of Lang Son, the National Committee for Search and Rescue said.
A five-year old girl was killed and her mother injured when their house in the province’s Cao Loc District collapsed in the storm, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said Thursday.
A couple in Hanoi were electrocuted by a falling power cable, and a woman in the central province of Nghe An was swept away by floodwaters and later found drowned, authorities said.
Nearly 800 houses were damaged and more than 42,000 hectares of rice crops submerged and damaged, the Flood Committee report said.
People ride on a flooded street in Hanoi, Vietnam, Sept 18. At least 10 people were killed and eight injured after Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in northern Vietnam, authorities said Sept 18. Typhoon Kalmaegi, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam this year, weakened to a tropical depression early Sept 17, but still triggered torrential rains in the north of the country early Sept 18 – EPA
The storm brought rainfall of between 191-344 millimetres for the past three days in the northern region. Authorities evacuated 55,000 people in four northern coastal provinces ahead of the storm.
Typhoon Kalmaegi, the third tropical storm to hit Vietnam this year, weakened to a tropical depression early Wednesday, but still triggered torrential rains in the north of the country early Thursday.
The typhoon slammed southern China and the Philippines with torrential rain and gales before hitting Vietnam.
It killed at least eight people and displaced about 18,000 in the northern Philippines over the weekend while some 94,000 people were evacuated in China, authorities said.