Vietnam typhoon toll rises to 18

Up to 18 people have been killed in Vietnam in floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Nari.

The death toll in Vietnam in the high winds and rain triggered by Typhoon Nari has risen to 18, with three still missing, authorities say.

Seven bodies were discovered on Thursday, including those of two men killed after being buried by a landslide in Quang Nam province, the National Search and Rescue Committee said on Friday.

Typhoon Nari made landfall around 7am (1100 AEDT) on Tuesday, destroying houses, uprooting trees and causing power outages. Around 120,000 people were evacuated to makeshift shelters.

Floods inundated more than 87,000 homes, while nearly 14,000 homes were destroyed or damaged.

Source AAP

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