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UPDATES: Earthquakes Rock Samoa, Indonesia; Typhoon Strikes Vietnam

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/30/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:10 PM ET

VIETNAM -- HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS: The Christian Science Monitor details the carnage left by the typhoon:

The typhoon that ravaged the Philippines on Saturday is now ripping through central Vietnam and Cambodia, where it has killed dozens, left hundreds of thousands homeless, and unleashed torrential rains that could cause some of the worst flooding in decades.


Authorities in Vietnam say the typhoon, packing 90 mph winds, killed 38 people before heading further inland into Cambodia and heading toward Laos and Thailand. The storm has since weakened, but Cambodia's province of Kampong Tham has been hard hit, with as many as 11 people reported dead and nearly 80 houses destroyed.

The New York Times says the official death toll is now 41, "but officials said that number was expected to rise as more reports came in and as the floodwaters threatened further destruction."

INDONESIA -- QUAKE REPORTS STREAMING IN: Twitter's @BreakingNews sends out several bulletin: "REUTERS: INDONESIA QUAKE IN SUMATRA TRAPS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE UNDER RUBBLE, HEALTH MINISTRY OFFICIAL SAYS. ... Reuters: A hospital near the epicentre collapsed; a Health Ministry official says thousands are trapped. ... Number of fatalities after the 7.6-magnitude earthquake near Padang, Indonesia has reached 13, Reuters reports."

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