Typhoon Doksuri kills 8, injures 28 in Vietnam

2017-09-16 07:27:04 GMT2017-09-16 15:27:04(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

HANOI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Doksuri has killed eight people and injured 28 others in Vietnam's central region by Saturday noon, according to provincial flood and storm prevention bureaus.

Doksuri also damaged over 100,000 houses, sank ten fishing ships and boats, and undermined some 1,000 hectares of vegetables and fruit trees and cash crops, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said, noting that most of rice crop had been harvested before the typhoon made landfall at the central region on Friday.

By Saturday early morning, broken electricity poles and transmission lines in nine central provinces had been restored, the state-owned Electricity of Vietnam said, adding that many people experienced blackouts on Friday because thousands of low-voltage poles fell or broke.

Phone and Internet connection networks in some central provinces, which were interrupted by Typhoon Doksuri, had operated normally by Saturday noon, said telecommunications giant FPT.

Natural disasters, mainly tropical storms and landslides, killed or left 116 people missing and caused property losses of 250 million U.S. dollars in Vietnam in the first eight months of this year, said the ministry's General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control.

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