Typhoon Damrey kills 49, destroys 116,000 homes in Vietnam

By Sara Shayanian  |  Nov. 6, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Typhoon Damrey has killed at least 49 people in Vietnam, with more than a dozen missing, after striking Vietnam.

Some 19 people are still missing Monday, including nine who were working on a cargo ship that sank off the coast of the Khanh Hoa province.

About 116,000 homes were destroyed or damaged due to widespread flooding.

High tide peaked at 5.5 feet on Monday, with forecasters predicting the flooding to remain high, at around 5.4 feet until Tuesday.

Typhoon Damrey struck Vietnam on Sunday. Flooding could worsen due to heavy rain forecast for the region.

Heavy rainfall has also flooded the central city of Da Nang, which is hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit starting Wednesday.

World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to attend.

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