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Storm Molave wreaks havoc in Vietnam’s central provinces

Storm Molave wreaks havoc in Vietnam’s central provinces

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 16:37 GMT+7
Storm Molave wreaks havoc in Vietnam’s central provinces
A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Two died, 28 were injured, more than 2,500 houses collapsed, and over 88,500 roofs were blown off after Tropical Storm Molave hit the central provinces from Da Nang to Phu Yen on Wednesday, according to the front steering committee for the storm response.

The central province of Quang Ngai appeared to be the hardest-hit locality in terms of property damage, with nine collapsed houses and 53,390 unroofed ones as of 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

In addition, 2,588 roofs in Binh Dinh, 44 in Phu Yen, 109 in Gia Lai, and 32 in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum were also blown off.

Thirty-one office headquarters in Quang Ngai and 35 schools in the same province, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum were ravaged.

The entire village of floating raft restaurants, which used to draw flocks of diners and tourists, in Binh Dong Commune, located in Quang Ngai’s Binh Son District, was also left in a dilapidated state with collapsed and unroofed facilities.

Roofs are blown off at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

According to the front steering committee for the storm response’s report on Thursday morning, low-lying areas in 29 wards and communes along the rivers of Tra Khuc, Ve, and Tra Cau in Quang Ngai were submerged one to two meters in water.

The province had to evacuate 16,829 people from flooded areas to safe places.

One suspension bridge in Kon Tum and two bridges in Binh Dinh were washed away. Landslides caused traffic blockage at 14 points in Kon Tum.

Flooding also isolated 1,225 people in two villages in Ngok Reo Commune in Kon Tum’s Dak Ha District.

In the central province of Quang Nam, 48 inpatients at the provincial general hospital had to be evacuated as strong winds from the storm blew off the roof of the facility on Wednesday afternoon.

Below are photos of damage caused by Storm Molave to central Vietnamese provinces.

Roofs are blown off at a village of floating raft restaurants in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at a village of floating raft restaurants in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

A building is unroofed at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

A building is unroofed at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at the Quang Nam General Hospital in Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: D.T. / Tuoi Tre

Trees fall on a road leading to a village of floating raft restaurants in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Trees fall on a road leading to a village of floating raft restaurants in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at a village of floating raft restaurants in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Roofs are blown off at a village of floating raft restaurants in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A person points at where a floating restaurant used to be located before being knocked down and swept away by Storm Molave in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A person points at where a floating restaurant used to be located before being knocked down and swept away by Storm Molave in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

A floating restaurant is completely damaged in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Suong, the owner of a floating raft restaurant, is pictured at the collapsed facility in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Suong, the owner of a floating raft restaurant, is pictured at the collapsed facility in Binh Son District, Quang Nam Province, October 28, 2020. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

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