(HANOI) – According to Vietnam’s National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control, the typhoon Rammasun has now killed 27 people so far in Vietnam, leaving many injured.
It must be mentioned here that the meteorological department of Vietnam did not issue any alert for the typhoon, and did not urge people to evacuate their homes, due to which the loss could not be minimized.
According to local sources, the landslide and flood initiated by the typhoon led to 24 deaths in the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam, which include, Son La, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Lai Chau, Cao Bang and Lang Son.
Also, according to the committee, three people were hit by lightning, with another two being injured in the northern provinces of Ha Giang and Bac Kan.
Furthermore, it is expected that the country might have to face a loss of around 125 billion Vietnamese dong because of the typhoon, which damaged the country’s property extensively, leaving around 500 houses unroofed, and more than 700 collapsed.
Earlier, the typhoon, which struck the southern Chinese Island of Hainan, has now claimed 46 lives in China. However, around 608,000 people have now been relocated, while another 240,000 urgently need basic necessities. On Wednesday, a category two typhoon, Matmo, claimed 1 live and put 1 tourist missing.