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Vietnam Imposes Curfew, Evacuations Ahead of Typhoon Noru
Vietnam Imposes Curfew, Evacuations Ahead of Typhoon Noru

Vietnam Imposes Curfew, Evacuations Ahead of Typhoon Noru

Hanoi, 27 Sep (ONA) --- Vietnam imposed a curfew and evacuated over 800,000 people as a powerful typhoon that had flooded villages and left at least eight dead in the Philippines aimed today for the country’s central region.

People living near the coast where Typhoon Noru was expected to slam early tomorrow had been ordered to take shelter. Schools were closed and public events cancelled.

Flights at five regional airports were cancelled and train service halted until the typhoon passes.

The weather agency said Noru was packing maximum sustained winds of 180 kilometers (111 miles) per hour.

Nearly 80,000 people had been moved to emergency shelters, across the main Luzon island in the Philippines where many villages were flooded.

--- Ends/Khalid