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  11/11/2013, Kislev 8, 5774

Typhoon Reaches Vietnam; 13 Killed, 600K Displaced

The fatal typhoon Heiyan has continued its path of destruction, ravaging Vietnamese coastal towns Monday. Earlier this week, the storm killed 10,000 people in the Philippines; approximately 800,000 are still reported missing. BBC reports that the typhoon's winds hit at 157 km/h (98 mph), killing 13 and displacing well over 600,000 people. About 900,000 people have already been evacuated from regions at risk from storm damage; boats have been called back from fishing expeditions; domestic and international flights have been cancelled; and many schools closed in anticipation of the storm.