The border guard force and marine police in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh are searching for three sailors who went missing in the Bai Tu Long Bay after their ship sank on the night of November 10.

Due to a broken anchor, the ship drifted away from Van Don island where it was taking shelter from typhoon Haiyan and sank. Among four sailors on the ship, only one managed to swim to shore.

Search and rescue force of Cam Pha city also rescued 25 people at sea when their barges anchored at Ben Do wharf were swept away by the typhoon.

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on Quang Ninh’s shore on early November 11, bringing strong wind and torrential rains.

According to initial reports, nearly 500 houses in the province were unroofed and collapsed, mostly in Van Don, Hai Ha, Tien Uyen and Hoanh Bo districts.-VNA