Vietnam tackles typhoon’s tragic aftermath as new storm threatens region

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Philippines evacuates close to 1 million as world’s strongest typhoon of 2020 approaches

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard evacuate a child to safer ground.(AP: Philippine Coast Guard)

Officials have evacuated almost a million residents in the southern part of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon as a category five storm — the world’s strongest this year — makes landfall on Sunday.

Key points:

Typhoon Goni is amongst the strongest to hit the Philippines since the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

The Philippines has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in South-East Asia

The country is still reeling from Typhoon Molave, which killed 22 Filipinos last week

Typhoon Goni, with 215 kph sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph, will bring violent winds and strong rains, state weather and disaster officials said….

Vietnam tackles typhoon’s tragic aftermath as new storm threatens region

Rescue teams in central Vietnam searched for bodies on Friday following a series of deadly landslides triggered by Typhoon Molave, as yet another powerful storm edged slowly towards a country battered by its most intense weather in years.

Helicopters, soldiers and search dogs have been deployed to look for dozens of people feared dead in at least seven mudslides in central provinces deluged throughout October and suffering the worst spell of flooding in two decades.

In Quang Nam province, a district called Nam Tra My was struck by three landslides which killed 16 and injured dozens. Fifteen people were still missing.

“All I can do is stand here and wait,” said Ho Van Tung, watching with his neighbours in silent despair as rescue workers clawed through the thick, umber mud searching for bodies…

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