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Tropical storm kills 3, injures dozens in Vietnam

– People repaired homes and dragged fallen trees from streets in central Vietnam on Tuesday after a tropical storm killed three people and damaged close to 100,000 homes.

Two men were killed in Quang Binh province when a radio station antenna tower fell on them, Vietnam's disaster agency said. Another man was killed when a wall collapsed. Around 40 people were reported injured.

Disaster official Le Tien Dung said streets in Dong Hoi City were strewn with fallen trees. Tens of thousands of people had been evacuated from vulnerable places in central provinces before the storm struck on Monday.

Wutip was the strongest storm to hit Vietnam this year. It had weakened from typhoon strength by the time it hit land, with sustained winds of 117 kilometers (73 miles) per hour, Vietnam's weather center said.

Chinese authorities say Wutip sank at least two Chinese fishing vessels Sunday in the South China Sea, leaving 74 fishermen missing.

The most powerful Asian storm this year was Typhoon Usagi, which caused at least 33 deaths in the Philippines and China in September.

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