Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61

Typhoon death toll in Vietnam climbs amid widespread floods

At least six people were missing and 20 houses had been destroyed.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said the estimated 4,000 Filipinos in Vietnam are safe after Typhoon "Damrey" battered the country over the weekend, days before it is due to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. Since the storm made landfall on Saturday 69 people have perished in floods, landslides and on capsized boats at sea, while 30 others are still missing, the government said.

In the last month, floods killed more than 80 people in the northern region of Vietnam, while in September another typhoon caused disturbances in the central provinces of the nation.

According to the Vietnam News, on Monday morning, workers found bodies of three victims, after a landslide buried nine people on Sunday night in Quang Nam Province's Dan Nuoc Village.

Although the rain continued, organisers said the schedule had not been disrupted.

Cayetano will be assisting President Rodrigo Duterte in the summit where leaders including United States President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are also set to attend.

The storm moved from the coastal area into a key coffee growing area of the world's biggest producer of robusta coffee beans. But farmers in Daklak, the heart of the region, said the damage was limited.

Numerous banners and posters for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Danang were damaged, but were fixed by Monday.

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