Electricity supply fully resumed by late July 25 in the northern provinces which were badly hit by super storm Rammasun nearly a week earlier, the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) group reported.

The group said the storm caused heavy damage to the local power transmission network, cutting supply to 246,853 customers. Total losses and repair costs amounted to 21.4 billion VND (around 1 million USD).

Storm Rammasun swept through the northern mountainous provinces on July 19, unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, with Ha Giang, Lang Son and Lai Chau provinces worst hit.

The storm killed at least 27 people and caused economic losses of around 125 billion VND (5.87 million USD), according to the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue.

A total of 7,000 houses were submerged or had their roofs blown down while 4,000 ha of rice and other subsidy crops were inundated.

The ferocious storm also left at least 46 people dead in China, and nearly 100 in the Philippines.-VNA