yphoon Son Tinh was formed in the South China Sea on Tuesday last week and made landfall in Vietnam 2 days later.

The heavy rain has caused floods and landslides in many areas, including the capital Hanoi.

The Vietnamese government said on Sunday that 32 people have been confirmed dead and 17 are missing.

More than 5,000 buildings and houses were destroyed or washed away, and about 82,000 hectares of farmland have been inundated.

Footage shows torrents of muddy water flowing near houses and people evacuating on foot or in boats in waist-high water.

The typhoon has already weakened and become a tropical storm, but Vietnamese authorities are warning that the heavy rain may continue for a few more days.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) - July 22, 2018