Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Death toll climbs to 68 due to heavy rain in Vietnam

Vietnam in deep waters after tropical depression cause flooding landslide Floods and landslides kill 54 in Vietnam
Kayla Schwartz | 16 October, 2017, 16:47

Landslides and floods triggered by downpour last week in Vietnam's northern and central regions have killed 72, left 30 missing and injured 33 others, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Monday.

"Authorities have instructed 75,000 fishing boats with over 300,000 fishermen to dock at ports or move out of unsafe areas in the South China Sea, " the disaster prevention committee said.

The official death toll in Vietnam from landslides and heavy rain triggered by the tropical storm Khanun has risen to 68, with another 34 people missing.

Hardest-hit was the Hoa Binh province, where a landslide buried 18 homes, leaving 17 people dead and 15 missing.

Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline.

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According to government statistics, tropical storms and floods killed 264 people in 2016 and caused losses worth $1.75 billion.

In a report, it said more than 17,000 households have been evacuated and more than 200 homes have collapsed, while almost 18,000 other houses were submerged or damaged. More than 22,000 ha of rice have also been damaged and around 180,000 animals have been killed. On Wednesday, Vietnam's authorities declared a state of emergency in the northern province of Hoa Binh.

Floods have also affected seven of 77 provinces in Thailand, Vietnam's neighbour to the west, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

More than 480,000 ha of agricultural land Thailand have been hit, it said.

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