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Storm Noul Kills 6, Causes Destruction in Central Vietnam Over Weekend

The powerful storm made landfall in Thua Thien-Hue Province last Friday.

VnExpress reports that the death toll from Storm Noul has hit six, while 112 people were injured.

Four of the deaths occurred in Thua Thien-Hue, with two men being killed by falling trees, and two others passed away while trying to fix storm damage to their homes. Ha Tinh and Quang Binh each recorded one death.

Noul had winds of about 90 kilometers per hour upon landfall after weakening before it reached the coast, but the impact was still extensive. Over 280,000 households in Hue haven't had electricity since Friday, and an estimated 10,000 trees were knocked down in the old imperial capital.

Da Nang and Hoi An saw impacts as well, with streets in the former flooding and the latter seeing parts of Cua Dai Beach washed away.

Noul was the fifth storm to form in the East Sea this typhoon season, and forecasters have said that up to 13 storms could impact the body of water through the rest of the year, with around half a dozen posing a direct threat to Vietnam.

[Photo via Tuoi Tre]