Floods, landslides triggered by Bebinca kill 5, leave 1 missing in Vietnam

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-18 00:26:43|Editor: yan
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HANOI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Bebinca in Vietnam's northern and central regions have killed five people and left one person missing.

The floods and landslides killed two men, one woman and two children in the two central provinces of Nghe An and Thanh Hoa, and left another woman in Nghe An missing, according to authorities of the two localities on Friday evening.

The disasters have also inundated many houses, and road sections and increase water levels of many rivers in some northern and central provinces.

Typhoon Bebinca made landfall in Vietnam's northern and central regions and quickly weakened into a tropical depression on Friday morning, said the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Natural disasters, mainly typhoons, flash floods and landslides, killed or left missing 78 people and injured 64 others, destroyed over 740 houses, damaged 18,100 other houses, and damaged 12,600 hectares of rice and other crops in the first seven months of this year, said Vietnam's General Statistics Office.

The disasters also caused property losses of around 1,468 billion Vietnamese dong (63.8 million U.S. dollars).