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Several Dead as Tropical Storm Wipha Slams into Vietnam

Heavy rain reported in northern Vietnam over the weekend, with more rain expected to cause flooding.

At least five people have died and 13 others are reported missing after Tropical Storm Wipha slammed into Vietnam’s northern coast.

The worst hit province was Thanh Hoa, where three people were killed and 12 were reported missing, according to a statement by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention.

Most of the missing people were from Quan Son district, where an entire village was destroyed by a flash flood.

About 800 soldiers have been deployed to assist with disaster relief in the northeastern provinces, where communities are expected to experience more dangerous flash floods and rockslides in the coming days.

Up to 400mm rainfall was reported in northern Vietnam over the weekend, while 100mm rainfall was expected on Monday.

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