Seven killed in Vietnam typhoon

Hanoi, June 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and four remained missing on Thursday in a typhoon in Vietnam.

Typhoon Kujira made landfall in Vietnam on Wednesday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to a meteorological agency, rainfall from Wednesday night to Thursday morning hit 219 mm.

Floods after the typhoon have swept away 23 houses.

Heavy downpour in a short period of time has flooded many districts in Son La province.

Kujira is the first typhoon to hit Vietnam this year.

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