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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

One person was killed by a landslide in Quang Nam Province while another one died after falling while reinforcing their house in Binh Dinh Province.

In Khanh Hoa Province, Etau injured three people, damaged nearly 300 houses and ruined more than 1,800 hectares of rice, fruit trees and other crops.

The storm also caused some damage to homes and roads as well as flooded several communities in neighbouring provinces.

According to the central branch of the national power utility EVN, nearly 252,000 customers in Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa Provinces were left without power due to the 12th storm to hit Vietnam.

The company has been mobilising its staff to quickly restore power to the affected areas after the storm dissipated.

Over the next several days, another powerful storm named Vamco will enter the East Sea (South China Sea) and head towards Vietnam’s central coast.

As of 7am on November 11, Typhoon Vamco was about 300 kilometres east of the Philippines, packing sustained winds of 115-135 kilometres per hour near its centre.

It is forecast to cross the Philippines on November 12 and threatens to hit the Vietnamese coast three days later.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung has asked local authorities to watch Vamco’s movement closely and alert fishing vessels so that they can navigate away from its danger zone.

He also called for the preparation of personnel and equipment to deal with any emergencies, warning of serious damages if the country is not well-prepared.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News