Typhoon Son Tinh kills 7 in Vietnam, death toll rises to 31
HANOI (AP) - Typhoon Son Tinh blew the roofs of thousands of homes in northern Vietnam, killing at least seven people and raising its death toll over the past week to at least 31.
Vietnam's disaster agency reported on Tuesday that the typhoon killed seven people, left five missing and injured 43 in the north. The typhoon's centre did not make landfall before dissipating at sea on Monday, but it blew roofs off more than 13,000 houses and damaged nearly 19,000 hectares of rice crops.
Son Tinh was a tropical storm when it swept through the central Philippines last week, killing 24 people and leaving six others missing. It gained typhoon strength with sustained wind speeds of up to 149kmh as it crossed the South China Sea.