Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam, 26 missing

Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam, 26 missing

International Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 22:47 28 October 2020  

Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam, 26 missing

Typhoon Molave slams into Vietnam, 26 missing

At least two people have reportedly been killed and 26 others missing as Typhoon Molave hit central Vietnam, knocking down trees and tearing roofs off homes in some of the worst destruction seen in years.

Authorities relocated approximately 375,000 people to safety, cancelled hundreds of flights and closed schools and beaches ahead of the typhoon, which made landfall south of Danang packing winds of up to 145km/h (90 m/h).

State media said at least two people were killed in Quang Ngai province while trying to protect their homes from the storm.

“The people of Vietnam are tough, yet this is among the worst destruction ever seen in many areas,” said Vietnam Red Cross Society president Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu.

“The relentless storms and flooding are taking a devastating human toll, further destroying livelihoods and isolating millions of people.”

Officials were also searching for 26 missing fishermen, with the storm – Vietnam’s fourth this month – bringing waves up to six meters (20 feet) high as power was cut off across the region.

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