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Strong typhoon approaching Vietnam

October 17, 2016 – 5:58 pm

Four central provinces in Vietnam have been hit by flooding as Typhoon Sarika, forecast to be one of the strongest in years, approaches Vietnam’s east coast.

Severe flooding in central Vietnam has left at least 21 people dead and submerged tens of thousands of homes.

Worst affected is the province of Quang Binh, where at least 11 people have been killed, crops destroyed and livestock washed away.

The floods have been caused by torrential rain, but local media say sudden discharges from hydropower reservoirs worsened the flooding.

Typhoon Sarika could bring more bad weather if it strikes Vietnam.

Sarika battered the northern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 2 dead and more than 15,000 Displaced

Full story on BBC here.

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