Meteorologists have marvelled at how quickly Chanthu morphed into a powerful storm after it first emerged as a depression on Monday in between Guam and the Philippines.
Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Vamco will be the 13th storm that affects the Southeast Asian country this year.
Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in high-risk areas ahead of the category 5 storm's arrival due to major flooding and landslide risks.
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