Super typhoon Haiyan has claimed the lives of four people and injured two others in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The massive storm made landfall in northern Vietnam on early November 11, causing heavy rains and strong wind in the region.

In Nam Dinh province, heavy rain and strong wind damaged more than 20,000 hectares of farm, including 600 hectares of paddy fields. Thousands of hectares of aquatic farms were also affected.

Meanwhile, 34,126 hectares of farm area in Thai Binh province were devastated. Many fish and shrimp farms were also flooded. Authorities are exerting efforts to help locals overcome the storm consequences.

In Quang Ninh province, nearly 500 houses were unroofed and collapsed, mostly in Van Don, Hai Ha, Tien Uyen and Hoanh Bo districts.

The province has evacuated more than 1,000 households in lowland areas to safer places.

The storm damaged the 110kV electricity line in Ha Long, causing power outages in the entire city from 11:00 pm on November 10.

In Hai Phong port city, farming and property losses have yet been counted due to continued strong wind.

Super typhoon Haiyan, the 14 th to hit Vietnam this year, also forced Vietnam Airlines to cancel 62 domestic flights to Hue , Da Nang and Hai Phong and some central and southern provinces on November 10.

According to the National Hydrometeorology Forecasting Centre, as of 9 am on November 11, the storm was at latitude 21.8 degree north and longitude 107.1 degree east in the Vietnam-China border.

The storm later entered China and has weakened into a tropical depression.-VNA