November 10, 2013 9:37 pm
Updated: November 10, 2013 10:48 pm

Tropical storm Haiyan makes landfall in northern Vietnam, no immediate reports of casualties

Soldiers help to reinforce a house in preparation for the arrival of the super typhoone Haiyan at a village in the central province of Quang Tri on November 9, 2013.

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HANOI, Vietnam – Haiyan made landfall in northern Vietnam early Monday as a tropical storm, just days after leaving massive destruction in the Philippines.

The Vietnamese national weather forecast agency said Haiyan made landfall in northern province of Quang Ninh at 5 a.m. as a tropical storm and was moving toward southern China, where it is expected to weaken to a low depression later Monday. No casualties or major damage have been reported.

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READ MORE: Typhoon Haiyan leaves up to 10,000 dead in Philippines

It slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday as the strongest typhoon of the year and one of the strongest on record. It appears to be the deadliest storm – and natural disaster – on record to hit the Philippines, with officials saying that as many as 10,000 people are feared dead.

Later Monday, the storm was expected to enter southern China and further weaken while dropping torrential rains on the provinces of Guangxi and Hunan. Guangxi officials advised fishermen to stay onshore and told residents to take precautions against flooding and landslides.

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