HANOI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A tropical storm known as Typhoon Noul hit some central provinces and cities of Vietnam over the past few days, leaving three people dead and 112 others injured, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said Sunday.
Three deaths were recorded in the central provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh, while injuries were confirmed in these localities along with others including Quang Binh province and Da Nang city, said the committee.
Ten houses collapsed, nearly 22,600 people were affected, and 1,715 hectares of rice and 1,561 hectares of crops were damaged, said the committee, adding that the typhoon also washed away four bridges and broke 217 electricity poles.
From Jan. 1 to Aug. 22 this year, natural disasters have left 78 people dead or missing, and 156 injured in Vietnam, according to the committee.
The disasters, mainly floods, landslides and thunderstorms, also caused economic losses of over four trillion Vietnamese dong (175.2 million U.S. dollars) during the period, said the committee. Enditem