Son Tinh, the eight storm to hit Vietnam this year, had left seven dead, five missing and 43 others injured as by October 30, reported the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention.

A total of 11 houses collapsed and the roofs of 13,239 others were blown up. Up to 19,600 hectares of paddy fields were inundated, 174 vessels broke down, and 2,886 metres of dykes and 2,195 metres of dams damaged.

Following the Prime Minister’s order on October 29, the Electricity of Vietnam has so far restored the supply of electricity to the provinces affected by the storm, including central Thanh Hoa province and the northern coastal provinces of Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh and Hai Phong city.

The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications, the military-run telecoms group Viettel and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Area were also requested to promptly restore the network of communications in these affected localities.

The local authorities have been helping out with production restoration and house repairs to enable storm-hit victims to resume their daily routines as quickly as possible.-VNA