At least two dead in Vietnam after Typhoon Noru

STORY: Checkpoints were set up by police at flooded bridges and collapsed roads to prevent people from crossing. The authorities also evacuated people in areas prone to landslides and flooding.

Footage on state media showed soldiers pushing boats loaded with supplies to families that were stranded by the flood waters, as excavators worked to clear debris and boulders on roads blocked by landslides.

Noru was the most powerful typhoon to hit Vietnam in 20 years, according to Vietnam’s national weather service.