Fatalities Hit 16 Due To Storm Molave In Vietnam
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Thu 29th October 2020 | 03:20 PM
ANKARA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Oct, 2020 ) :Death toll in the storm-hit region of Vietnam reached 16 after five more bodies were recovered from the site of a landslide, local media reported on Thursday.
Late Wednesday, 53 people were buried in two separate landslides in the central Quang Nam province.
So far, 16 bodies have been recovered while 37 people are still missing. Rescue teams faced difficulties in reaching the affected areas as small landslides had blocked roads, according to local media.
More than 44,200 people were evacuated to safety in the Phu Yen province, which is witnessing strong gusts and heavy rainfall.
The country's National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting office said on Wednesday the storm is the strongest in 20 years and will move deeper inland during the day before weakening.
Vietnam's central region has been reeling from historic flooding and back-to-back storms since early this month.