Dianmu pummels northern Vietnam, thousands without power

VOV.VN - Tropical storm Dianmu has made landfall in northern Vietnam, cutting down trees, ripping roofs off buildings and forcing power outages, leaving thousands without electricity. 

There are trees down everywhere with many roads completely blocked.

There is no debate over its ferocity.  Fortunately, no deaths have been reported so far.

It’s absolutely a danger to everyone in its path, say weather officials.

Trees are sagging over power lines everywhere in Quang Ninh Province, with the sound of trees cracking filling the air.

Police force are asking people to not go out and stay hunkered down in their homes until the storm passes, it’s just too dangerous.

Quang Ninh Provincial authorities have cut electrical power in some districts to ensure safety for residents. 

Police forces shut off travel on the Bai Chay Bridge in Quang Ninh Province.

Hundreds of travellers are stranded at Co To Island in Quang Ninh Province.

Ministry of National Defence mobilizes 183,400 soldiers, four helicopters, 107 ships to try to clear roads and deal with emergencies as fast as they can.

The worst is yet to come for Quang Ninh, Haiphong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh and the northern Thanh Hoa Provinces.

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