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Bình Thuận lifts fishing ban as tropical depression weakens

Update: November, 19/2018 - 14:00
Fishing boats dock at Phan Thiết Port in Bình Thuận Province. — VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Bình Thuận Province’s natural disaster prevention and control steering board on Monday morning lifted offshore fishing ban as the tropical depression - remnants of the weakened Typhoon Toraji - weakened.

The depression is forecast to move towards the west and southwest and then dissolve after making landfall in the central coastal province. Rain is expected to continue in coastal central southern and Central Highlands localities on Monday.

The steering board has ordered local authorities to follow the weather developments and take preventive measures and ensure safety for fishing vessels and fishermen.

Earlier Sunday, torrential downpours hit the coastal city of Nha Trang, killing 12 people and injuring one, according to Khánh Hòa Province’s natural disaster prevention and control at an urgent meeting on Monday morning.

Five people went missing and 43 houses collapsed.

Lê Đức Vinh, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, has ordered authorised agencies to make all-out efforts to search for the missing people and allocate accommodation for those whose houses were damaged.

He asked the local transport department to clean up large amount of rocks on Nguyễn Tất Thành Street connecting Nha Trang City with Cam Ranh International Airport which has blocked the traffic since Sunday. — VNS







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