Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam, flooding towns and leaving 27 people dead

At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said on Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging motorways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit.
The storm, which made landfall on Saturday, is the worst in decades to strike the country’s southern coastal region, an area normally spared the typhoons that typically hit further north.
More than 40,000 homes were damaged as…