Typhoon Damrey kills 44, 19 missing

Hanoi: The death toll from typhoon Damrey that struck Vietnam has risen to 44 with 19 people still missing, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Tuesday.

The dead included 27 in central Khanh Hoa province, four in central Quang Ngai province, three in central Binh Dinh province, three in central highlands Lam Dong province, one in central Phu Yen province, one in central highlands Kon Tum province, one in central highlands Dak Lak province and four whose places of birth have not been reported, according to Xinhua news agency.

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