Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after floods kill 72

HANOI: Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the nation’s north and focus a week ago, killing 72 individuals, the fiasco counteractive action office said.

A week ago’s floods were the most exceedingly worst in years, the administration and state-run Vietnam Television stated, with a great many homes submerged. Another 200 houses crumbled and a few towns stay cut off by the floodwater. The flood additionally harmed more than 22,000 hectares (54,300 sections of land) of rice.

Vietnam is the world’s third-biggest exporter of rice and the second-greatest maker of espresso, in spite of the fact that the floods have not influenced the Southeast Asian country’s espresso belt.

Eighteen individuals from the hardest-hit area of Hoa Binh in the north were covered by a landslide, however just thirteen bodies have been discovered, Vietnam’s calamity office said.

Floods have additionally influenced nine out of 77 areas in Thailand, Vietnam’s neighbor toward the west. Three individuals had been killed in flooding since last Tuesday, Thailand’s fiasco office said on Monday.

The Thai capital, Bangkok, was hit by overwhelming precipitation at the end of the week, with gridlocked traffic bringing parts of the city to a halt. Bangkok has frequently been depicted as the “Venice of the East” in view of its numerous conduits.

The city government defended itself, saying it was working intimately with the water system office. Thailand endured its most noticeably worst flood in five decades in 2011, with many individuals murdered, mechanical domains overwhelmed and key enterprises disabled.