Vietnam Prepares for Typhoon

    Tourists take pictures as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typoon Wutip in Sanya, Hainan province, September 30, 2013. China's maritime authority on Monday issued a yellow wave warning as Typhoon Wutip, the 21st of the season, approaches, Xinhua News Agency reported. China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.  REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR3FFG5

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    Vietnam ordered the evacuation on Monday of 58,000 people from central coastal areas as the nation braced for a powerful typhoon that already sank three fishing boats in the South China Sea. Seventy-four Chinese fisherman were declared missing, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported, and 14 had been rescued. Typhoon Wutip is the 10th storm to hit Vietnam this year, and storms and floods have already killed 22 people. Wutip, with winds of up to 149 kilometers per hour, is expected to hit Vietnam on Monday and head toward Thailand on Tuesday.

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