600 000 evacuated in Vietnam

2013-11-10 08:32
Satellite image of typhoon Haiyan. (NOAA, AFP)

Satellite image of typhoon Haiyan. (NOAA, AFP)

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Hanoi - More than 600 000 people were evacuated as super typhoon Haiyan veered towards Vietnam, authorities said on Sunday, after the storm smashed through the Philippines killing thousands and causing widespread devastation.

"We have evacuated more than 174 000 households, which is equivalent to more than 600 000 people," an official report by Vietnam's flood and storm control department said on Sunday.

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