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Typhoon Rammasun Expected To Hit Northeast Vietnam On July 19

HANOI, July 17 (Bernama) - Typhoon Rammasun is predicted to hit northeastern coastal Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city on July 19, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Hoang Duc Cuong, director of Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre, said at a meeting on Wednesday that the storm was moving towards the Tonkin Gulf.

The typhoon is expected to bring torrential rains in the northern and northern central regions with rainfall between 200 and 300 mm on July 19 and 20.

Border guard forces have warned some 57,171 ships in the East Sea of the storm's arrival and advised them to seek shelter.

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat has instructed localities bordering the Tonkin Gulf to devise safety measures in aquaculture areas.

Phat also called on some 45 ships operating in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago to take shelter.

On July 16, typhoon Rammasun swept through the Philippines with wind gusts of up to 250 kmph.

The typhoon has left at least 20 people dead, seven injured and five missing in the Philippines.

-- BERNAMA





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