Typhoon Damrey has made landfall in south-eastern Vietnam, bringing downpours and heavy winds. It is the strongest typhoon in at least 16 years to hit the country’s central and southern regions, with strength equivalent to a category 2 storm, according to Nasa. At least 15 people have been killed, and the typhoon has destroyed more than 370 homes, blown roofs off more than 25,000 others, and sunk 112 transport and fishing boats, according to the Vietnamese government and the provincial disaster agency. Damrey is expected to bring heavy rainfall across the central area, including Vietnam’s third largest city, Da Nang, where the Apec summit will be held on November 8-10. Widespread blackouts were reported in the region, and dozens of flights have been cancelled

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