Lekima Leaves a Trail of Destruction

Typhoon Lekima left the central region of Vietnam this morning after flattening or submerging thousands of homes and endless miles of crops, and injuring dozens of people.

Thousands of houses collapse in the central province of Quang Binh

Ferocious winds and heavy rain hit Ky Anh District in Ha Tinh Province at midnight, giving local people the horrible experience of witnessing their homes collapse.

Even worse was the situation in Ha Tinh’s Quang Trach District, where 23,000 houses were damaged and 49 flattened, 25 people were injured, and 18 fishing boats sank.

But the hardest blows fell on Quang Binh Province, particularly Quang Trach, Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa districts.

Across the region, yesterday’s raging floodwaters left one person dead, five missing and dozens in need of medical treatment.

Since this morning, local officials and the general populace have been busy cleaning up the streets, rescuing offshore fishermen, rebuilding schools, fixing the homes of poor families, and distributing food and the other necessities of life.

It was only two months ago that heavy rain flooded the central coast, claiming many lives and destroying most of the houses and infrastructure, but that wasn’t enough for Mother Nature.

Once again a typhoon has torn through the region, robbing people of their remaining property and pushing them into the depths of poverty.

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By Staff Writers – Translated by Khanh Hong

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