Friday, November 27, 2020 | ePaper

Tropical Storm Noul pounds Vietnam; one dead, dozens injured

  • Print


Tropical Storm Noul has unleashed heavy rains and high winds in Vietnam's central coastal region.

Al Jazeera News :
At least one person has died and dozens have been injured as Tropical Storm Noul pounded Vietnam, unleashing heavy rains and high winds on the country's central coastal region.
Images on state-run Vietnam Television on Friday showed damaged houses and trees, with power poles pulled from the ground as Vietnam's biggest storm of the year made landfall in Hue, the country's old imperial capital.
On Thursday, authorities said more than one million people across three central provinces as well as the city of Danang would be evacuated.
At least one person was killed and dozens others injured, state media reported, as 90km/h (56mph) winds struck.
"It was scary as the wind was so strong when the storm arrived," said Nguyen Xuan Vu, who lives in Hue.
"So many trees are down. Our city looks in bad shape," Vu told AFP news agency.
All airports in central Vietnam remain closed while a ban on fishing vessels has been in place since Thursday. Electricity has been completely cut off in Thua Thien Hue province.
Late on Friday, the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression, according to Vietnamese forecasters.
Vietnam is routinely hit by tropical storms from around May to October, with its central coast affected most frequently.
Meanwhile, seven people died in a lightning strike in neighbouring Cambodia.
The lightning struck a wooden stilt house under which people were eating in Cambodia's northwestern Battambang province on Thursday evening. The dead included a family of four and three other relatives, said Keo Vy, the spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management.
Separately, the Meteorological Department in Thailand issued a warning on Friday saying rains from the Noul will cover every part of the country, especially northern and northeastern provinces.
Local media reported heavy rain and flooding in Khon Kaen province on Friday morning.

More News For this Category

Cyclone Nivar tears down power lines, trees in India

Cyclone Nivar tears down power lines, trees in India

Reuters, Chennai :A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday, uprooting trees and power lines, but there was little loss of life or extensive damage to

Adults, children must move more to stay fit in pandemic era: WHO

Reuters, Geneva :All adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, even more vital for well-being and mental health in the COVID-19 era,

Sudan's former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of COVID-19

Sudan's former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of COVID-19

Al Jazeera News :Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from a coronavirus infection. He was 84.In a brief statement, al-Mahdi's family said he died on Thursday, three

South Korea reports biggest COVID-19 spike since March

South Korea reports biggest COVID-19 spike since March

Reuters, Seoul :South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest since March, as it grapples with a third wave of infections that appears to be worsening

3 mln people across Syria need assistance in winter, warns UN official

3 mln people across Syria need assistance in winter, warns UN official

Xinhua, United Nations :More than 3 million people across Syria require assistance through what is likely to be an "incredibly hard" winter, the acting deputy UN emergency relief coordinator

World renews Afghanistan aid with ceasefire call, conditions

World renews Afghanistan aid with ceasefire call, conditions

AFP :Donors demanded an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday as they pledged around $12 billion in aid over four years-but tied their money to civil rights being upheld

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies

Reuters, New DelhiĀ  :A senior leader of India's Congress party died of coronavirus related complications on Wednesday, his family said, a second veteran from the opposition group to fall

Duchess Meghan speaks about miscarriage

Duchess Meghan speaks about miscarriage

Reuters, London :Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.The wife of Prince

China accuses US of 'creating chaos' in Asia-Pacific

China accuses US of 'creating chaos' in Asia-Pacific

Al Jazeera News :China has accused the United States of trying to "create chaos" in the Asia-Pacific, a day after US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, on a visit to

New York City's first black mayor David Dinkins dies

New York City's first black mayor David Dinkins dies

The first and only black mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, has died at the age of 93.Officers were called to his home on Monday evening, New York police