Vietnamese Government Says Typhoon Mirinae Killed at Least 99

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 5 (UPI) — The Vietnamese government’s Web site said Thursday at least 99 people died as a result of typhoon Mirinae.

China’s official state-run Xinhua news agency said, according to the Web site, the Vietnamese province of Phu Yen was the hardest hit by the typhoon with at least 69 people dying due to floods and strong winds.

Meanwhile, a total of 13 deaths and three missing people were reported in Binh Dinh Province. The provincial people’s committee in Khanh Hoa Province said the province has endured 12 deaths and one missing person.

Xinhua said Gia Lai Province amassed four deaths due to the typhoon while one death was reported in Ninh Thuan Province.

The Vietnam News Agency offered a conflicted casualty tally Thursday, reporting at least 90 people died in the central region and central highlands due to Mirinae.

The casualty tally, which was announced along with 52 injuries and 38 missing people, comes as heavy rains continue to assail parts of Vietnam.

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