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Storm Mangkhut weakens to tropical low pressure, causing torrential rain in northern Vietnam

English.news.cn   2013-08-08 16:36:48            

HANOI, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Storm Mangkhut, or Storm No.6 in Vietnamese, which made a landfall on mainland Vietnam on Wednesday is weakening to a tropical low pressure and causing torrential rain in many northern localities, including capital Hanoi, on Thursday.

Downpours throughout Wednesday night till Thursday were recorded at 80mm deep on streets of the capital, causing difficulties for many people to go to work. Meanwhile, rainfall went up to about 300mm in central Thanh Hoa and northern Hai Phong city amid wind with a speed hitting 62-88 km per hour.

Local authority of northern Hai Phong port city reported a 16- year-old boy went missing Wednesday when he came over to a sea dyke in Do Son City to see the stormy big waves.

Meanwhile, in central Thanh Hoa province, a barge while being anchored at Nghi Son deep-sea port had its anchor rope broken, pushing the barge to the sea. On board were three people who were reported missing, together with the barge.

Storm-hit localities are working to handle the flooding.

Editor: Fu Peng
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