Vietnam, China brace for typhoon


Parts of Vietnam and China are bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Nari, which has left at least 13 people dead in the Philippines.

The typhoon hit the Philippines over the weekend, inundating northern provinces, and was expected to make landfall in central Vietnam tomorrow Tuesday. Vietnam’s weather forecaster has warned of heavy rain and destructive winds.

Heavy rain was also expected in China’s Hainan, Guangdong and Fujian by tonight, Xinhua news agency said.

At least 750,000 people were affected by the typhoon, Philippine officials said, before it made its way out into the South China Sea.

In anticipation of the storm’s arrival, Vietnam had moved at least 55,000 people living in the coasts of Thua Thein Hue and Da Nang to safety, state media said. Boats had also been advised to berth.

In southern China, Hainan authorities had issued a red alert for the storm, state broadcaster CCTV said on its official Twitter account. (BBC) 

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