Typhoon Molave slams central Vietnam, one person killed

(VOVWORLD) - Typhoon Molave on Wednesday afternoon made a landfall in the central provinces, causing huge damage.

Typhoon Molave slams central Vietnam, one person killed - ảnh 1

Heavy rains and rising Han river water with strong waves break sections of the riverbank's railing on Nhu Nguyet street, west of Thuan Phuoc bridge. (Photo: VOV)

By 6 pm Wednesday, the storm killed one person in Gia Lai province, destroyed or uproofed tens of thousands of houses, damaged the solar power system in Binh Dinh province, and caused severe landslides in many localities.

Floodwater of rivers from Thua Thien - Hue to Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Gia Lai rose above alert level 1, some rivers reaching alert level 2 or 3.

The Minister of Defense has deployed two naval ships and two fisheries surveillance vessels from Cam Ranh to rescue two boats of Binh Dinh, which sank in the sea on Tuesday.

Typhoon Molave slams central Vietnam, one person killed - ảnh 2

In Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province, fallen trees block National Highway 1A.

(Photo: VOV)

Strong winds have brought down many big trees and ripped roofs off hundreds of houses in Quang Ngai and Quang Nam, center of the storm.

Deputy Chairman of Tam Ky City People’s Committee in Quang Nam province, Nguyen Hong Lai, said evacuated people have been warned of not returning home before the typhoon wanes. “People should strengthen their houses carefully. We have instructed police and army forces to ensure property safety for those who have evacuated,” said Mr. Lai.

Residents of Quang Ngai have lived without electricity as the local power company was ordered to stop providing power for safety reasons.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong urged for safety measures. He said, “Typhoon Molave continued to cause strong gusty winds until the evening. People have been advised to stay indoors until further notice to ensure safety.”


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