Typhoon Doksuri lashed central Vietnam on Friday, tearing roofs from houses, knocking out power and causing localised flooding, in the country’s most powerful storm in years.
Nearly 80,000 people have been evacuated from coastal regions, in preparation for Doksuri.
Vietnam’s meteorological agency says the typhoon came packing winds exceeding 130 km per hour.
The state news agency said the roofs had been blown from 260 houses, in the ancient city of Hue and Electricity was knocked out in some provinces, after the wind brought down power lines, along with trees and billboards.
Airlines said 46 flights were cancelled between the capital, Hanoi, in northern Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial hub in the south.
Vietnam’s disaster prevention committee says the storm surge from Doksuri, could be greater than 2 metres .