Typhoon Damrey damage: Vietnam wrecked by strongest deadly typhoon in 16 years106 dead

10-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Epress | 6:00 AM Print This Post

TYPHOON Damrey has left more than 100 dead after it tearing through Vietnam and destroying hundreds of homes. Here are the most devastating photos of the damage caused by Typhoon Damrey.

At least 106 people have been killed, 197 people have been injured and 25 others remain missing after the storm made landfall in Vietnam on Saturday.

Unicef estimates that four million people, including a million vulnerable children, have felt direct impacts of the typhoon and need support.

The tourist destination of Hoi An, south of Da Nang where a regional summit is taking place this week, was left completely submerged under water.


Aerial pictures and drone footage captured over the ancient city, reveal the true scale of the devastation.

Firefighters in Hoi An where photographed tirelessly washing away mud-filled streets after the torrential rainfall.

British expat Snai Patel told Express.co.uk: “The city was rocked early this morning. Gusts of over 125mpha lot of damage to buildings, trees, fishing boats.”

Elsewhere the streets where completely littered with debris and rubbish washed out by the flooding.

Torrential downpours and powerful floods tore through Vietnam, ahead of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Da Nang.

On Friday Donald Trump is set to attend summit which kicked off on Monday but has escaped the dangerous impact of the typhoon.

As much as 67 inches (1,700mm) of rain were recorded at one weather station on Monday, according to Reuters.

Vietnam’s Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention is now releasing flood water from 49 reservoirs in a bid to reduce any further risk of overflow.

Elsewhere, nine frighter ships were sunk and one was thrown onto the coast in the port of Quy Nhon. Several crew members were reported dead and missing.

Rescuers were also pictured sweeping the beaches of Binh Dinh, searching for survivors of a fishing trawler thrown out onto land.

On November 5, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority confirmed that around 80 to 90 per cent of all houses in northern Khanh Hoa were damaged.

Powerful gales ripped through roofs in the capital HCM City, tearing down power lines and uprooting trees.

In the city of Nha Trang, motorists where struggling with fallen trees and branches littering the roads.

Shopkeepers in central Vietnam’s Hue City were photographed sitting ankle-deep in flood water, with the remnants of their stores floating around them.

Officials have committed more than 16,000 soldiers to aid the relief effort.




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