Tropical storm Jebi has claimed the lives of six people after making landfall in the northern Vietnam on August 3.

Eleven others were injured and hundreds of homes were damaged by the storm, the fifth to hit the country this year.

Quang Ninh was one of the hardest hit provinces, with two dead and three injured. More than 320 houses and 200 hectares of crops were also damaged.

According to the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the National Committee on Search and Rescue, the storm cost Quang Ninh around 10 billion VND (476,000 USD) in damages.

Three people were also killed in Hoa Binh province and one in Bac Kan province as the storm swept through the northern region.

The storm battered hundreds of houses, flooded thousands of hectares of crops and damaged major infrastructural facilities in northern localities.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecast, water levels in rivers were rising rapidly, which could cause further flooding.

The Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control has asked northern and midland provinces to keep an eye on weather patterns and take prompt action where necessary.

Typhoon Jebi also caused delays, cancellations, and diversion of flights in Hanoi and the northern port city of Hai Phong on August 3.

According to Vietnam Airlines, 44 of its domestic and international flights were cancelled.

Budget airline Vietjet Air also cancelled four flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong.

The other low-cost carrier, Jetstar Pacific, announced that the flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong would instead be diverted to Hanoi, and passengers would be ferried by bus to the coastal city free of charge.-VNA