Deaths as storm rages in Vietnam

At least 42 people killed after Mirinae storm hurtles through central Vietnam.

    The disaster committee said flooding in Phu Yen was the worst in 30 years [AFP]

    About 2,000 soldiers had been deployed to help with the rescue  effort.

    The storm destroyed 154 houses, damaged 2,500 others and inundated about 1,800 hectares (4,450 acres) of crop land, Vietnam News reported.

    Reports added that many more people were missing although residents said the situation was returning to normal.

    Rain and wind from the storm delayed coffee harvesting in parts of the central highlands' coffee belt.

    Photos from the south-central provinces of Phu Yen and Binh Dinh showed floodwaters rising to near the top of house doors.

    One showed people hoisting an elderly woman out of her home through an opening in the roof.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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