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Tropical storm Nock-ten hits Philippines, Vietnam, kills 52

08-01-2011 10:16 BJT

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The death toll from tropical storm Nock-ten in the Philippines has risen to 52. Total damage to properties has topped 28 million US dollars across the country. The storm destroyed around 500 houses and displaced nearly a million people from several northern Philippine provinces.

Earlier on Saturday, Nock-ten wreaked havoc in Vietnam, killing two people. Heavy rain flooded thousands of hectares of crops, while powerful winds blew roofs off many houses and schools. The storm is forecast to move west at 20 kilometers per hour and dissipate into a tropical depression.

The death toll from tropical storm Nock-ten in the Philippines has risen to 52. Total damage to properties has topped 28 million US dollars across the country. The storm destroyed around 500 houses and displaced nearly a million people from several northern Philippine provinces.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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