Storm Jebi has killed three in Hoa Binh and injured four others in Quang Ninh and Bac Giang when it swept through these northern provinces.

The storm also battered hundreds of houses, submerged thousands of hectares of rice and vegetable crops and damaged major infrastructural facilities in the provinces and other northern localities.

According to the Offices of the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the National Committee on Search and Rescue, the storm cost Quang Ninh province an economic damage of around 10 billion VND.

In Hoa Binh province, torrential rains that came as a follow-up of Jebi, submerged around 500 houses in Hoa Binh city.

In Bac Giang province, 1,500 ha of rice and vegetables were inundated and 10 metres of Duong Duc embankment, Lang Giang district were broken.

Bac Ninh province reported damage of 745 hectares of subsidiary crops while Lang Son province said 105 houses had roofs blown up.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecast, water levels on the rivers in the north are rising strongly, which would come together with floods.

The Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control has asked northern and midland provinces to continue keeping an eye on changing weather patterns to take prompt prevention activities.-VNA