Hundreds of overseas Vietnamese people in the UK have donated over 18,200 GBP (29,000 USD) in support of Wutip victims in Vietnam’s central region.

The fund was raised during an October 13 gathering at New Saigon restaurant in London , together with proceeds of a charitable auction held by the Vietnamese Embassy.

Meanwhile, on October 14, the northern province of Bac Ninh launched a drive to support victims of tropical storm Wutip and poor people.

Organisations and individuals at the ceremony contributed over 418 million VND (19,646 USD) while more than 60 agencies, units and businesses committed over 3.7 billion VND.

Wutip, the tenth to hit Vietnam this year, caused losses totalling 11 trillion VND in central coastal provinces last month. The storm killed 14 people and injured 225.-VNA