Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Trinh Dinh Dung (central) as head of the front committee responding to Storm Molave   (Photo:Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA))

Front steering committee established as Storm Molave approaches

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to set up a front steering committee to respond to Storm Molave, which is forecast to make landfall in the central and south-central regions, from Thua Thien-Hue south to Khanh Hoa province, later on October 27.
At least 63 deaths and missing under the floodwater

Floodwater in Central region leaves at least 63 deaths

According to a report of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, at least 63 victims in Vietnam’s central provinces were washed away by floodwater following prolonged torrential downpours by the morning of October 16.