Storm Doksuri hits central Viet Nam at noon, three people reported dead
12:24 | 15/09/2017
VGP - At least three people were killed after powerful storm Doksuri hit Ha Tinh and other central provinces at noon. This is the 10th storm this year in Viet Nam.

* According to Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, three people reported dead, including one in Quang Binh, one in Ha Tinh and one in Thua Thien-Hue. At least 19 houses collapsed.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc cancels scheduled meetings in the Southern localities to fly to Quang Binh province. Photo: VGP

* After attending the 24th APEC ministerial meeting on SMEs in Ho Chi Minh City this morning, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Quang Binh province to direct settlement of the storm consequences.

* PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has tasked People's Committee of provinces from Quang Ninh to Khanh Hoa to coordinate with competent agencies to guide vessels operating at sea to find shelter or move away from dangered zone.

Provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Tri directly hit by the storm need to prepare evacuation plans and protect irrigation works.

The tropical storm is moving West-Northwest at 20-25 kph with gusts of 100-135kph and may further strengthen.

 

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