Storm Damrey leaves 27 dead, 22 missing

Storm Damrey has wreaked havoc in the south central coast of Vietnam, killing 27 people and leaving 22 others missing by 8:00am on November 5, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Storm Damrey hits Khanh Hoa, leaving messes (Source: VNA)

Storm Damrey hits Khanh Hoa, leaving messes (Source: VNA)

The fatal victims were in Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong and Dak Lak and a sunken ship, while the missing people were in Binh Dinh and Phu Yen and in the sunken ship.

The storm pulled down 626 houses, unroofed and damaged 39,704 houses in the region, mostly in Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, and Dak Lak province.

As many as 4,425 hectares of rice were inundated and 25,212 hectares of crops were ruined. Up to 228 fishing vessels have been sunk while nearly 1,500 fishing farms were damaged in Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa.

By 16:00 on November 4, all 110kV transformer stations have been resumed in Binh Dinh, three out of seven in Phu Yen, nine out of 11 in Khanh Hoa, three out of nine in Gia Lai, and two out of nine in Dak Lak.  Several areas in Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa still suffered from blackouts. 

Binh Dinh and Phu Yen reported hundreds of metres of roads being flooded while Khanh Hoa saw landslides, causing traffic jams. Many trains were postponed in the province. Passengers are in safe and sound condition.

VNS

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