Typhoon Wutip left a trail of destruction with at least five people dead, dozens of fishermen missing in the South China Sea and thousands of homes damaged in Vietnam, authorities said Tuesday.
Roads were flooded, sea dykes damaged and power lines torn up along Vietnam’s central coast, including in top tourist attractions such as the World Heritage Site of Hoi An and the ancient capital of Hue.
Flooding was also reported in Hue and authorities warned there could be more rain coming.
High winds tore the roofs off around 95,000 houses and tens of thousands of hectares of crops were destroyed after Typhoon Wutip — packing winds of up to 103 km — hit the country late on Monday, authorities said.
At least three people were killed in central Vietnam, while China’s Xinhua news agency said the bodies of two fishermen were found and 58 others were missing after three Chinese boats sank in rough seas. — AFP