No Vietnamese deaths were reported after cyclone Pam, a massive tropical storm, lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia warned the Vietnamese community in Vanuatu, recommending ways to reduce loss during the cyclone and to contact the Embassy or local authorities in case of emergency following the storm warning.

The Embassy announced on March 15 that no large destruction of properties was reported among the society.

It has been watching the disaster situation closely and is prepared to provide emergency relief if necessary, the Ministry said.

The powerful Pam cyclone hit the island on March 13, damaging or destroying about 90 percent of buildings in the capital city of Port Vila.-VNA