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Typhoon Molave leaves 39 dead, 44 missing in Vietnam


Vietnam Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Wednesday said Typhoon Molave has left 39 people dead and 44 others missing in Vietnam’s central and central highlands regions.

The fatalities, up from 36 reported on Tuesday, were recorded in Quang Nam, Nghe An, Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces, while the missing were reported mostly in Quang Nam and Binh Dinh provinces, according to the committee.

As at 7 a.m. local time on Wednesday, 26 communes in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces still suffered from a power outage.

In the first 10 months of 2020, natural disasters, mainly landslides, floods and hailstones, left 335 people dead or missing.

It has also caused economic losses of over 21 trillion Vietnamese dong (913 million U.S. dollars) in Vietnam, according to data from the committee.

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