3 October 2013, 07:05

Vietnam death toll hits 9 in wake of storm

 вьетнам тайфун Кай-Так стихия

Nine people have died and three were missing as central Vietnam continued to suffer heavy rains in the wake of Tropical Storm Wutip, authorities said Thursday.

The latest body recovered was that of a local government official whose car was swept away while he was delivering food to flood victims, the Central Committee for Storm and Flood Control said. He died on Tuesday and his body was found a day later.

Heavy rains continued until Wednesday evening, with rainfall measured at 285 to 528 millimetres in different parts of the area.

Losses were estimated at 232 million dollars, the committee said.

Voice of Russia, dpa

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