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World Hunt for missing rescue team in flood-hit Vietnam, more rain forecast

12:41  14 october  2020
12:41  14 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said yesterday, as residents in Myanmar’s coastal areas could also be hit by heavy rain as rain clouds from the storm are forecast to pass middle areas of Myanmar and reach Bangladesh, where more than half a million

"We are bracing for more rains in the coming days and I fear that the death toll in the province will continue to climb as 11 people remain missing Vietnam is prone to natural disasters, with floods and typhoons killing hundreds of people each year. Natural calamities killed 389 people and injured

A search operation has been launched for a missing rescue team as severe flooding and landslides battered central Vietnam, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country braced for further heavy rain.

a person riding a bicycle on a rainy day: More rain was forecast for the coming days © Manan VATSYAYANA More rain was forecast for the coming days

Close to a million people have been impacted by heavy downpours and rising waters since mid last week, with more than 200,000 homes flooded, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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Thirty-six people are now dead, Vietnam's disaster management authority said, while rescue workers have launched a search for around 30 people missing at a hydropower plant in Thua Thien Hue province following landslides.

The missing include a team of soldiers and officials who had tried to find plant workers who disappeared days ago.

Images on state media showed helicopters and hundreds of soldiers struggling to access the site through thick mud and fallen trees.

Elsewhere across the central region, villages and rice fields were submerged, with relief workers resorting to makeshift boats and canoes to deliver food and bottled water to those stuck in flooded homes.

North central Vietnam was also hit by severe weather on Wednesday as Storm Nangka made landfall.

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On 21 July, floods triggered by heavy rains hit the northern part of the country after tropical storm Son-Tinh made landfall in northern coastal areas, killing 27 people and wounding 14, while 7 others were declared missing . ^ Vietnam flood death toll rises to 27, more rain forecast .

Forecasters said it could bring further rain in the coming days, while warning another storm was expected to form and make impact this weekend.

The IFRC said it had "grave fears" that the deadly floods would worsen as more rain was dumped on hard hit communities.

"These floods are a double whammy making it even tougher for millions of people already grappling with the economic fall-out of COVID-19 that has destroyed incomes and livelihoods," said IFRC's Hung Ha Nguyen.

Vietnam is prone to natural disasters and is often affected by more than a dozen storms each year, regularly bringing flooding and landslides.

More then 130 people were reported dead or missing due to natural disasters in the country last year, the General Statistics Office said.

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Vietnam: Nine rescuers killed in landslides .
Seventeen employees of the plant are reported missing as a result and the body of another worker was found © Nguyen Van Ty / AP Rescuers were trying to save workers washed away by the rains. DISASTER - Seventeen plant workers are reported missing and the body of another worker has been found Nine members of a rescue team were found dead after trying to rescue workers carried away by a landslide in the center of Vietnam , local authorities said Thursday.

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