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One dead, dozens injured as tropical storm Noul hits Vietnam

Christian Fernsby |
Tropical Storm Noul pounded Vietnam on Friday, killing one person and injuring dozens more as it unleashed heavy rains and high winds on the country's central coastal region, authorities said.

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Topics: STORM    NOUL    VIETNAM   

Images on state-run Vietnam Television showed damaged houses and trees, and power poles pulled from the ground as the country's biggest storm of the year made landfall in Hue, Vietnam's old imperial capital.

At least one person was killed and dozens others injured, state media reported, as 90 kilometre-per-hour winds struck.

All airports in central Vietnam remain closed while a ban on fishing vessels has been in place since Thursday.

Electricity has been completely cut off in Thua Thien Hue province.

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