20 Aug 2012

Typhoon in northern Vietnam

8:35 am on 20 August 2012

At least 27 people were killed during a typhoon which swept across northern provinces of Vietnam over the weekend.

Typhoon Kai-Tak made landfall on Friday, bringing intense rain and strong winds.

Nearly 12,000 houses were damaged and 23,000 hectares of cropland were flooded.

parts of Hanoi remained flooded on Sunday, despite improvements to drainage in the capital.

The Xinhua news agency said that the typhoon also left two dead and two others missing when passed across parts of southern China on Friday, destroying some 4200 homes in Guangdong province.