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Typhoon Bebinca hit Vietnam

Flash floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Bebinca in Vietnam's northern and central regions have killed 10 people and left three others missing, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday (19 Aug).

The floods and landslides killed six people in the central province of Nghe An, two in the central province of Thanh Hoa, and two in the northern province of Son La. Two people from Son La and one from Thanh Hoa were listed as missing by Sunday evening.

The floods also destroyed 33 houses, inundated 3,422 other houses, killed 401 cattle and 17,168 poultry, and slightly damaged 1,115 hectares of aquaculture ponds and three dykes in Thanh Hoa and the northern province of Bac Giang.

Landslides occurred on nearly 20 national road sections in Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and the northern province of Yen Bai, causing traffic congestion.

Typhoon Bebinca made landfall in Vietnam's northern and central regions and quickly weakened into a tropical depression on Friday morning, said the committee.

Natural disasters, mainly typhoons, flash floods and landslides, had killed or left missing 78 people and injured 64 others, destroyed over 740 houses, damaged 18,100 other houses, and damaged 12,600 hectares of rice and other crops in the first seven months of this year, said Vietnam's General Statistics Office.

The disasters also caused property losses of around 1,468 billion Vietnamese dong (63.8 million U.S. dollars).

Source:
Xinhua. 2018-08-19. Editor: Mu Xuequan. Typhoon Bebinca leaves 10 people killed, 3 missing in Vietnam. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/19/c_137402764.htm