Initial statistics show that Storm Wutip, the 10th to have hit Vietnam so far this year, has caused losses totalling 11 trillion VND (517 million USD) for central coastal provinces.

Quang Binh was the hardest hit with losses topping 8 trillion VND, followed by Nghe An with 1.3 trillion, Ha Tinh with 1.17 trillion, Thua Thien-Hue with over 300 billion, and Thanh Hoa with 140 billion.

By October 5, the storm had killed 14 people and injured 225 others, while two people were still missing.

Authorities are striving to help locals overcome the consequences of the storm and stabilise their lives.-VNA