missing in Vietnam’s central and central highlands regions since early
October, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster
Prevention and Control said on Friday.
The fatalities were up from 114 reported on Thursday. Quang Tri province
reported the highest death toll of 50, followed by Thua Thien-Hue with 28 and
Quang Binh with 11, according to the committee’s latest report.
As of Thursday, floods had damaged over 37,500 houses, mainly in the
localities of Quang Binh and Quang Tri, the committee said, adding that more
than 746,900 cattle and poultry animals were killed or swept away in the
Several highways and local roads in Quang Binh and Quang Tri remained
disrupted due to the disasters.
Further search and rescue as well as post-disaster recovery are underway.
The committee also urged authorities and individuals to prepare for the
Storm Saudel, which may affect Vietnam’s central region in the next few days.