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HANOI–Vietnam has ordered the evacuation of more than 58,000 people from central coastal areas and called boats ashore ahead of a typhoon that is forecast to make landfall late Monday.
Packed with wind speeds of up to 149 kilometers an hour, typhoon Wutip was 170 kilometers east of the central coast at 0000 GMT and was moving west-northwest at 20 kilometers an hour, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Each year, Vietnam is hit by around a dozen tropical storms and typhoons, which often deliver heavy rains and floods. Storms and floods last year killed 258 people in Vietnam, up from 234 people in 2011.
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