Typhoon Nari hits Vietnam, 122,000 people evacuated

By REUTERS
October 15, 2013 05:34

Typhoon Nari knocked down trees and damaged hundreds of houses in central Vietnam early on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, state media said.

More than 122,000 people had been moved to safe ground in several provinces, including Quang Nam and Danang city, by late Monday before the typhoon arrived, the official Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.




Nari later hit the Vietnamese coast with wind speeds of up to 102 kmh (63 mph).




Soldiers were sent to help people reinforce their homes and guide ships to shelter in Danang, a famous tourist destination, state-run Voice of Vietnam radio said.



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