Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said on Saturday that Typhoon Damrey has slammed into the country’s south-central coast, killing one person, while five others are missing.
Disaster officials say the typhoon Damrey also blew the roofs off of thousands of houses, and felled trees and electricity poles.
The officials also said that more than 35,000 villagers in high-risk areas were evacuated to safe places before the arrival of the typhoon on Saturday morning.
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Schoolchildren in several provinces were ordered to stay home to ensure their safety.
It was the second natural disaster to hit the Southeast Asian country in a month.
Some 75 people were killed and 28 others were reported missing in several northern and central provinces by flooding triggered by a tropical storm last month.