Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

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Associated Press

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 21 at 10:06 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Vietnam over the weekend, triggering heavy floods, destroying homes and crops, and blocking roads with landslides. The state-run Vietnam News says at least 11 people died in the storm.

The paper's website carried photos that showed streets and local markets in the city of Lang Son and elsewhere submerged in water.

Rammasun had earlier battered southern China, killing 26 people and destroying tens of thousands of homes, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.

The typhoon wreaked havoc in the northern Philippines last week, leaving 94 people dead.

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