Typhoon Doksuri kills eight, injures 28 in Vietnam

| Updated: October 23, 2017 01:48:51

Typhoon Doksuri kills eight in Vietnam

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured as typhoon Doksuri made landfall in Vietnam's central region on Saturday, according to provincial flood and storm prevention bureaus.


The storm also damaged over 100,000 houses, sank ten fishing ships and boats, and undermined some 1,000 hectares of vegetables and fruit trees and cash crops, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.


According to the state-owned Electricity of Vietnam, by Saturday early morning, broken electricity poles and transmission lines in nine central provinces had been restored, reports Xinhua.


Phone and Internet connection networks in some central provinces had operated normally by Saturday noon, said telecommunications giant FPT.


Natural disasters killed or left 116 people missing and caused property losses of 250 million US dollars in Vietnam in the first eight months of this year, said the ministry's General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control.

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