HANOI: Vietnam braced Monday for fresh storms as the official death toll from recently’s floods and landslides rose to 72.

Downpours lashed much of northern and main Vietnam recently, triggering floods and landslides that killed lots, wiped out thousands of homes and left at least 30 missing out on in one of the nation’s worst weather condition disasters for many years.

The desperate look for the missing advanced Monday, with authorities attempting to clear roadways as Tropical Anxiety Khanun barrelled towards northern Vietnam.Forecasters stated Khanun has compromised from a tropical storm after passing south of Hong Kong.But it threatens to bring heavy rain and more torment to locations currently hard struck by floods and landslides, consisting of Hoa Binh province where 23 died recently. The province declared a state of emergency on Monday over warnings

that more landslides could happen as Khanun approached.”Provinces are concentrating efforts and equipment on improving traffic,”the Catastrophe Management Authority stated Monday, offering the most recent death toll. More than 50,000 homes across several provinces in north and main Vietnam have actually been immersed or destroyed up until now, the agency stated. Some 300,000 farm animals were killed and swathes of cropland decimated. Vietnam is regularly struck by hurricanes which claim numerous lives every year. Prior to the current catastrophe, some 170 people were reported dead or missing in bad weather this year, including 11 individuals killed when Typhoon Doksuri hit

main Vietnam last month. Natural catastrophes have eliminated more than 13,000 people and caused more than US$ 6.4 billion(RM27 billion)in home damage over the previous twenty years in Vietnam, according to

the World Bank.– AFP