A storm batters a street in Nha Trang, as Typhoon Damrey descends on southern Vietnam, in this still image taken from social media video, November 4, 2017.   @SINITSYN_NIKITA/via REUTERS

Typhoon Damrey is reported to have killed at least five people in central and southern Vietnam after sweeping into the country in the early hours of Saturday morning. Winds gusted at up to 90 kilometres an hour, tearing off more than a thousand roofs, knocking down electricity poles and uprooting trees. Six ships with 61 people on board have capsized in the South China Sea and 25 people have been rescued. But the government hasn’t given any further details about the others.

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