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Typhoon Noru on way to land in central Vietnam: forecaster

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Typhoon Noru, the fourth storm in the East Vietnam Sea so far this year, is gaining strength while rapidly heading to central Vietnam and it is forecast to hit the provinces between Thua Thien Hue and Quang Ngai on Wednesday morning, the central weather agency warned. 

At 7:00 am on Tuesday, the typhoon was centered on 400km off the coast of Quang Nam – Quang Ngai Provinces, packing winds of up to 183km per hour, with gusts of 220km per hour, according to Vietnam’s National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. 

Within the next 12 hours, the powerful storm will move west rapidly and may get stronger while heading to central Vietnam

At 4:00 pm Tuesday, Typhoon Noru will be located 300km off from Da Nang City or 250km off Quang Nam Province, with winds of up to 183km per hour and gusts of over 220km per hour.

A fishing boat is seen being lifted to shore by a crane in a coastal area of central Vietnam to avoid possible damage to be caused by the coming powerful typhoon. Photo: Huu Kha / Tien Phong

A fishing boat is seen being lifted to shore by a crane in a coastal area of central Vietnam to avoid possible damage to be caused by the coming powerful typhoon. Photo: Huu Kha / Tien Phong

On Tuesday night, the typhoon will continue moving quickly in the same direction to get closer to the waters of central localities, with its intensity likely weakening a bit.

At 4:00 am on Wednesday, the eye of the storm will be located off the coast of the central area from Quang Tri to Binh Dinh Provinces, with wind force reaching 166km per hour and squalls hitting 201km per hour.

The typhoon will enter the mainland on the same morning, possibly in the Thua Thien Hue – Quang Ngai region, before gradually weakening to a tropical depression and later to a low-pressure system in Thailand.  

Due to the influence of the typhoon, from Tuesday morning many localities in central Vietnam began to have rainstorms, the center said. 

The north and middle areas of the East Vietnam Sea, including the waters of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, will also have heavy rains with strong winds, with gusts increasing to 220km per hour, together with rough seas and waves reaching 9-11 meters high.

The southern area of the East Vietnam Sea, including the waters of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, will have squalls of 88km per hour and rough sea waves rising to three to four meters.

On the mainland, fierce winds with gusts of up to 183km per hour will lash the coastal areas of the central localities including Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Binh Dinh from Tuesday evening.

This image shows Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development inspecting preparations to cope with Typhoon Noru in a central locality on September 25, 2002. Photo: Truong Trung / Tien Phong
This image shows Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan inspecting preparations to cope with Typhoon Noru in a central locality on September 25, 2022. Photo: Truong Trung / Tien Phong

From Tuesday through Wednesday, the region including Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Kon Tum will have downpours with rainfall of 250-350 millimeters, even up to 450 millimeters in some areas.   

Torrential rains will also be recorded in the areas of Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, and Gia Lai Provinces, with lower precipitation, at 300 millimeters in maximum.

From Wednesday onward, heavy rains will expand in many localities south of the northern delta and in the north-central region.

At 7:00 am on Wednesday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an online meeting on measures to respond to Typhoon Noru, with connections made to eight localities in the central coastal region and Central Highlands that are likely to be affected by storms, including Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum.

The PM two days earlier signed a decision to establish a Frontline Steering Committee to coordinate activities coping with the typhoon, with his deputy Le Van Thanh assigned as the head of the committee. 

Thanh is scheduled to arrive in Da Nang City on Tuesday morning to direct actions in the central region to mitigate the possible impacts of the coming typhoon. 

Earlier on Sunday, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan was in the central provinces to inspect preparations to deal with the powerful storm.

Over the past several days, authorities in all localities in central Vietnam have deployed all necessary measures to protect infrastructure as well as human lives and assets ahead of the forecast landfall of the typhoon.

Before entering the East Vietnam Sea and heading to central Vietnam, Typhoon Noru swept through the Philippines on Sunday evening, killing five rescuers, causing many others to go missing, forcing an evacuation of over 74,000 people, and caused initial damage of US$2.4 million to the country’s agriculture, among other losses, according to international media.

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Breakfast @ Tien Phong News – November 27

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Check out the news you should not miss today:

Politics

— Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will pay official visits to Australia and New Zealand from November 30 to December 6, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the NA Foreign Relations Committee as saying on Saturday.

Society

— Ho Chi Minh City will build three wastewater collection and treatment stations with a total capacity of 365,000 cubic meters a day.

— The Binh Thuan Province Border Guard Command on Saturday said they were investigating a case in which a fishing boat with eight fishermen on board was rammed by a transport ship while they were fishing in the waters of the south-central city of Phan Thiet the night before.

Business

— Vietnam’s seafood exports have fully recovered after the COVID-19 pandemic, with export turnover reaching US$10 billion by the end of November and being forecast to top $11 billion by the end of this year, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers Truong Dinh Hoe reported at a seminar in Can Tho City on Saturday.

— More than 90 percent of local businesses temporarily stopped operating, over 14,000 employees of tourism had to temporarily stop working, were shifted to part-time work or even laid off in 2021-22 in the central province of Quang Nam, the province’s tourism department reported at a seminar on COVID-19 response and recovery held by UNESCO and Quang Nam Tourism Association on Saturday.

Lifestyle

— Famous Singaporean designer Frederick Lee has introduced his latest collection titled ‘Take Me Back To Lost Memories And Untold Tale’ at the Vietnam International Fashion Week from November 24 to 27 in Hanoi.

— Two heritage pieces of Vietnam on Friday were recognized as part of documentary heritage in Asia and the Pacific at the 9th general meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific in South Korea, the Vietnamese Agency reported on the same day.

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14 children hospitalized after drinking milk at school in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Some 14 elementary students in My Tho City of Tien Giang Province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, were hospitalized for food poisoning treatment after drinking a milk product at their school on Friday.

They were admitted to Tien Giang General Hospital, which confirmed the admission on the night of the same day.

The children suffered from nausea and stomachache.

Their health basically resumed stable condition after treatment and all were released at 7:00 pm on Friday.

They are students of Nguyen Trai Elementary School in My Tho, the capital city of Tien Giang.

Phan Minh Tan, principal of the school, said the children drank a milk product provided by a company in Ho Chi Minh City at around 2:00 pm on Friday and 14 of them started feeling sick shortly after.

Health authorities in Tien Giang have tested the samples of the dairy product to investigate the cause of the case.

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Ho Chi Minh City woman sentenced to death for murder, abuse of fiancé’s daughter

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The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Friday sentenced a woman to death for beating her fiancé’s eight-year-old daughter to death last year.

The death penalty was handed down to Nguyen Vo Quynh Trang, 27, for ‘murder,’ along with a three-year imprisonment for ‘torturing others.’

The judge panel also gave Nguyen Kim Trung Thai, the murdered child’s 37-year-old father, three years in prison for ‘torturing others’ and an additional five years for ‘concealing crimes.’

The criminal behavior of the defendants is particularly dangerous for society as they committed crimes against a child, according to the city People’s Procuracy.

It is thus necessary to remove them from social life permanently.

Trang and Thai had lived together for over a year, from the time Thai divorced his ex-wife and was given custody of the daughter in 2020. 

Trang had frequently beaten the eight-year-old girl and forced her to do chores, investigation found

When rods broke due to repeated beatings, she switched to wooden implements.

On December 22 last year, Trang beat the girl so badly that she fainted. 

The girl was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival. 

Her wounds and bruises prompted doctors to contact police.

Thai then deleted all the camera data of his apartment to conceal the crime.

The case triggered indignation among people nationwide.

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