The Search and Rescue Committee said 61 people had been killed and 28 were missing in Vietnam storm. Some victims were in vessels that capsized at sea. Others were killed in landslides.
Typhoon Damrey tore across central Vietnam at the weekend just days before the region is due to host the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. Among them US President Donald Trump, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
The death toll from a typhoon and ensuing floods in Vietnam has reached 61 and the government is warning some reservoirs are dangerously near capacity after continues rain.
Vietnam storm Pictures when a person is passing by road
More than 2000 homes collapse and more than 80,000 damage.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called an emergency meeting on the disaster. Ministers said that because some dams were so full. Water might need to be release – potentially worsening flooding downstream.
In Danang, authorities called on soldiers and local people to clean up. So the beach resort would be ready for delegates to the meetings of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Which started on Monday.
Leaders are due to meet from November 10 and the schedule can not disrupt because of the weather.
Authorities said that more than 7000 farm animals killed
The storm moved from the coastal area into a key coffee-growing region of the world’s biggest producer of robusta coffee beans. The typhoon had damaged some coffee trees at the start of the harvest season, Farm officials said.
Leaders are due to meet from Nov. 10 and organizers said the schedule can not disrupt because of the weather. Hoang Tran Son, 37, who left his home there when the water reached his chest, said it was the worst flooding he had seen for decades.
“We are pretty much all right in the city, but people in remote areas are devastated,” he said.
But in much of the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site that spouses of APEC leaders schedule to visit on Saturday. Muddy waters rose to head height and people boated through the streets.