Podul destroyed some 700 houses and schools in the two northern provinces of Yên Bái and Phú Thọ as of last night.
Kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools in mountainous areas of the Central Province of Nghệ An were unable to open for the new school year after devastation caused by Typhoon Bebinca, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Typhoon Bebinca, the fourth storm to form in the East Sea this year, had gained in strength as it approached northern and central provinces on Thursday morning.
Rubber growers in central Quảng Trị Province’s Vĩnh Linh District are devastated after some 1,000ha of their rubber plantations were damaged by tropical storm Sonca.
The water level in many parts of the Hồng (Red) River has been rising rapidly since the beginning of the stormy season this month, threatening the lives of island dwellers and those living along the river banks in Hà Nội, and submerging their crops.
The season’s fourth storm was expected to make landfall in the coastal areas of the central Thừa Thiên-Huế and Bình Định provinces at around 4am this morning, local media reported.
A super typhoon, named Meranti, has been formed off the northwestern Pacific Ocean, near the East Sea, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.