Storms in northern Vietnam have killed 22

22 people died and 65 others were injured in the storms that ravaged the central and northern Vietnam, the Western media reported Tuesday quoting the National Committee to fight against natural disasters.

The preceding reports of 17 dead. Six people are still missing.

In total, 12 people were struck by lightning, while the death of the other victims was caused by falling trees, collapsing houses and drowning.

This natural disaster has destroyed 2,600 homes, while about 40,000 hectares of rice fields were flooded.

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms, usually between July and November, hundreds of people die every year.

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