Super typhoon Parma enters East Sea

Super Typhoon Parma, which hit the Philippines’ north Saturday with winds gusting up to 150 kmph and reportedly killed 16 in Luzon Island, is moving toward Vietnam, the national weather bureau said Sunday.

Vietnam’s weather bureau said that Parma has become the 10th storm faced by Vietnam this year.

The typhoon has entered the East Sea, the weather bureau said.

A map of Typhoon Parma by Vietnam’s national weather bureau

It is forecast to move northwest in the next 24 hours. The weather bureau said at 1pm Sunday, the typhoon is 890 km east of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago. By 1pm Oct. 6 (Tuesday), the typhoon is about 780 km east of Hoang Sa.

The sea is seriously rough, the weather bureau said.

A few days ago, Typhoon Ketsana killed more than 100 in Vietnam after wreaking havoc in the Philippines, leaving more than 260 people dead.

At present, another super typhoon, called Melor, is seen east of the Philippines.

Vietnam’s weather bureau said Typhoon Parma and Typhoon Melor are interacting, resulting in complicated movements.

By Minh Tuong

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