Published On: Tue, Oct 30th, 2012

Typhoon Son-Tinh ravaging Vietnam and southern China

A typhoon has now killed 32 people across Asia leaving havoc and chaos similar to the devastation left by Superstorm Hurricane Sandy.

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Typhoon Son-Tinh flooding screenshot Sky video

Typhoon Son-Tinh blew the roofs off more than 13,000 homes in Vietnam, killing at least seven people and damaged nearly 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) of rice crops.

Vietnam’s disaster agency reported the death toll and said five people were still missing and 43 injured after the storm ripped through the north of the country.

In southern China, the typhoon killed one person and left another five missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

Son-Tinh triggered torrential rain, causing massive damage across the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and nearby Hainan Province.

The typhoon weakened to a tropical storm in Guangxi, bringing flooding to cities including Nanning, Qinzhou, Fangchenggang and Beihai.

More than 120 shops flooded after rain from the typhoon caused water levels of the Beilun River to rise dramatically.

The typhoon has affected more than a million people in Hainan Province, with one reported casualty and five others missing.

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