Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A man was killed by a falling tree as Typhoon Usagi caused heavy rains and severe flooding in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

A large tree on Ngyun Van Linh Street in Binh Chanh District was uprooted and fell on a passing motorcyclist. The victim, whose name has not been revealed, was knocked unconscious and later died from his injuries, VN Express reported.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Typhoon Usagi made landfall in Vietnam’s southern region and damaged many houses, boats and roads.

As of Sunday evening, more than 100 trees were uprooted and flooding affected many locations in the central provinces of Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa. The typhoon damaged 51 houses and 46 ships and boats, Xinhua News reported.

According to data from the Agriculture Ministry, in 2017, typhoons caused 386 deaths, more than 600,000 houses were damaged, and economic losses of about 60 trillion Vietnamese dong (US$2 billion) were suffered.