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Typhoon-triggered floods leave 10 dead, 2 missing

Update: August, 20/2018 - 09:00
The death toll from floods caused by Typhoon Bebinca had increased to 10 as of Saturday, according to the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Chiến

HÀ NỘI — The death toll from floods caused by Typhoon Bebinca had increased to 10 as of Saturday, according to the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. 

Nghệ An Province was hardest hit with six fatalities.

In addition, two people in Sơn La and Thanh Hóa are still missing.

Roads in Sơn La, Yên Bái, Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An provinces have been shut by landslides, while dykes have burst in the provinces of Bắc Giang and Thanh Hóa. 

The department of natural disaster prevention in the south reported that a whirlwind pulled down a house killing two local residents in Cái Nước District in the southernmost province of Cà Mau on Saturday morning. 

Ministries and relevant departments have been strictly implementing the Prime Minister’s official dispatch to address the consequences of the storm. 

Authorities in Nghệ An Province are sparing no effort to arrange accommodations for residents isolated in Kỳ Sơn, Tương Dương, Con Cuông, Tân Kỳ, Anh Sơn and Nghĩa Đàn districts.

The Border Guard High Command of Thanh Hóa Province has directed units to deploy vehicles along with 420 soldiers and officers to help move flood victims and evacuate landslide-prone areas in Quan Hoa, Quan Sơn, Bá Thước and Mường Lát districts. — VNS

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