At least 35 people were killed as tropical storm Son-Tinh swept through Vietnam and the Philippines and then moved across southern China.
Seven people were killed, four are missing and 90 injured after the typhoon hit Vietnam’s northern coast Oct. 28, the National Committee for Flood and Storm Control said in a statement on its website yesterday. One person died and six are missing in southern China’s Hainan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the provincial government.
Son-Tinh traversed the Philippines’ three main islands before moving away from the country Oct. 26, killing 27 people, injuring 19 and leaving 9 missing, according to a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council report yesterday.
The storm, known in the Philippines as Ofel, caused landslides, flooding and damaged homes and bridges in some affected provinces, the risk agency said. More than 450 families were still in evacuation centers yesterday and some areas in at least three provinces were still flooded as of Oct. 30, according to the report.
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