One killed in tropical storm in central Vietnam

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One person was killed and no damage was reported when tropical storm Nock-Ten hit Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces yesterday evening.

The dead was Pham Xuan Tu, 68, from Tho Son Commune, Anh Son District, Nghe An, local authorities reported.

Tu died after getting an electric shock from the public power line that was swaying in the thunderstorm while he was tying his house with cables to prevent it from being blown away.

After landing with a wind speed of 75-87 kph, the storm got weaker. The wind speed was reduced to 45 kph in Dien Chau District and then to 19 kph in Vinh City, said the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center.

However, the storm brought heavy rains to the province, with rainfalls of up to 200-300 mm being recorded in Quynh Luu District and Vinh.

Before the storm landed, the provincial localities had evacuated more than 43,000 people to safe places.

In Thanh Hoa, 32,000 residents had also been moved to shelters.

The province also guided 8,570 boast at sea to safe areas before the storm landed.

The rainfall in Thanh Hoa was 30 mm, much lower than in Nghe An and some other provinces.

In Linh Cam District, Ha Tinh City, the rainfall was 178 mm while in Quang Binh Province’s Tuyen Hoa District, it was 101 mm.

The storm, however, has died down in Laos. Heavy rain will thus cease on Sunday, said Vu Anh Tuan, head of the Short-term Forecasting Division of the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center.

Local authorities of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Nam Dinh and Thai Binh Provinces, said they hadn’t received any report about any considerable damage done to property or infrastructure.

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