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Typhoon Haiyan cuts power to Ha Long City

Update: November, 11/2013 - 14:00
The storm, which blew the roofs of more than 500 houses in Quang Ninh, is reported to be moving north-east at 15-20km per hour through south-west China.— File Photo

QUANG NINH (VNS)—The eye of super typhoon Haiyan moved from the northern coastal city of Hai Phong at 11am this morning over the border into China's Quangxi Province.

Before it left Viet Nam, the storm created a massive blackout in Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long City when it brought down a 110kV transmission line supplying electricity.

Hundreds of local residents living near Tien Yen Rive face flooding as river levels have risen by up to four metres.

The storm, which blew the roofs of more than 500 houses in Quang Ninh, is reported to be moving north-east at 15-20km per hour through south-west China.

It is predicted to weaken into a tropical low-pressure system within 24 hours.

At least four residents were killed and two injured in central Thua Thien Hue Province by Haiyan. The Vietnamese death toll for the typhoon so far is officially nine. All the deaths were in central Viet Nam. - VNS

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