World News – CA – Vietnam tackles tragic consequences of typhoon as new storm approaches


Rescue teams have been deployed to search for dozens of people feared to die in at least seven landslides

Rescue teams in central Vietnam searched for bodies on Friday following a series of deadly landslides triggered by Typhoon Molave, as another powerful storm slowly moved towards a country struck by its the most intense climate in years

Helicopters, soldiers and search dogs have been deployed to search for dozens of people believed to have been killed in at least seven landslides in central provinces flooded throughout October and suffering the worst wave of floods for two decades

In Quang Nam province, a district called Nam Tra My was hit by three landslides that left 16 dead and dozens injured

« All I can do is stay here and wait, » said Ho Van Tung, watching with his neighbors in silent despair as rescuers pushed their way through the thick, dark mud looking of body

« I’m waiting to see if they find any of the bodies, » said M Tung, whose brother-in-law was still buried somewhere below

Molave ​​has killed nearly 40 people since arriving in Vietnam two days ago, although many people were rescued on Thursday, including three fishermen found at sea by a freighter and 33 people pulled from a small Nam Tra My village

Central Vietnam has had a difficult year, with its tourism industry crippled by the coronavirus pandemic long before typhoons arrived that killed at least 160 people, left dozens missing, wiped out crops and forced hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter

Meanwhile, during another storm, Goni gained strength as it headed for the Philippines, where it could make landfall on Sunday winds as strong as 195 kilometers (121 miles) per hour, said his meteorological agency PSGASA

Goni is on track to reach central Vietnam next week and is believed to be the country’s 10th typhoon this year

« My house is covered in deep mud and debris, but I don’t intend to clean it because I have heard other storms coming, » said Nguyen Thi Sinh, a resident of the province. by Quang Tri

« No one expected such severe flooding The crops and livestock all disappeared with the flood waters We have to cheer each other on with the fact that we are at least still alive, » M added Sinh

Rescue teams have been deployed to search for dozens of people feared dead in at least seven landslides

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