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Death toll from typhoon Son-Tinh rises to 7 in Vietnam

HANOI, Oct. 31 — Death toll from typhoon Son-Tinh has risen to seven in Vietnam, while 43 people were injured and five others still missing, according to Vietnam's Central Steering Committee of Flood and Storm Control on Tuesday.

Among those deaths, three people were in northern Thai Binh province, two in Nam Dinh, while Nghe An and Hai Phong confirmed one death each.

According to the report, over 13,000 houses were destroyed, about 19,600 hectares of rice fields and 60,000 hectares of other crops were inundated and over 9,800 hectares of aquaculture farms were affected.

Electrical and communication systems in provinces of Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh and Hai Phong were not completely restored, according to the committee.

The damage caused by typhoon Son-Tinh in Thai Binh province was estimated at 67 million U.S. dollars, while in Nam Dinh the damage was 43 million dollars and in Hai Phong was 19 million dollars, said the committee. (PNA/Xinhua)

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