At least six people died and more than 100 injured after Hurricane Noul hit Vietnam’s central coastline.
The tropical storm made landfall near the popular tourist cities of Hue and Da Nang on Friday. Four people died in Hue province, and one in each of the neighbouring provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.
Noul weakened when it hit the coast, but still brought wind speeds of up to 90 kilometres per hour. At least 112 people were injured by the storm, which also caused significant power outages in central provinces. The hurricane fell more than 10,000 trees.
The coastal city of Da Nang, which is only just reopening after the second wave of Covid-19 infections in the country, suffered severe flooding after unrelenting downpours.
Vietnam had ordered the evacuation of more than 500,000 people in provinces along the country’s coastline by the approaching hurricane.