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Death toll by typhoon Rammasun rises to 11 in Vietnam

Xinhua, July 21, 2014 Adjust font size:

A total of 11 people have been killed by typhoon Rammasun in Vietnam as of Monday morning, said Vietnam' s National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control.

According to a report by the committee, among 11 deaths in Vietnam, three were struck by lightening while the remaining eight were washed away by the flood.

Vietnam's northern Lang Son province, some 130 km north of capital Hanoi and bordering China in the north, was the hardest hit by the typhoon with five deaths.

In response to flash flood and landslides in northern Vietnam, approximately 5,500 households have been evacuated to safe places, state-run radio VOV quoted the committee as saying on Monday.

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Vietnam's northeastern Quang Ninh province's Mong Cai city, some 220 km northeast of Hanoi, on Saturday morning.

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