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Whirlwind kills 2, injures 22 in Quang Binh

Update: October, 16/2013 - 14:08

QUANG BINH (VNS) – At least two people were killed and 22 others were injured after being attacked by a whirlwind triggered by storm Nari early yesterday morning in central Quang Binh Province.

A whirlwind triggered by storm Nari kills at least two people and injures 22 people in the central province of Quang Binh. Photo

Initial estimates indicated widespread damage to 300 local houses, however, authorities believe the actual impact to be far greater, with rescue teams still struggling to access areas isolated by the storm, said the district's People's Committee Chairman, Dau Minh Ngoc.

Around 5,000 households have been inundated and isolated by the torrential rains in the province.

In central Ha Tinh Province, another whirlwind had blown roofs off 25 houses and collapsed another in Thach Thang Commune.

Local authorities have deployed efforts to help local residents repair the damage.

Storm Nari, the 11th tropical storm to hit the East Sea this year, made landfall yesterday on central provinces.

The storm has killed four people, injured 69 and left five missing. – VNS

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