01 October, 2009

Forty dead as Typhoon Ketsana batters Vietnam

Vietnam battled rising floodwaters yesterday from typhoon that has cut a destructive path through Southeast Asia and Killed about 300 people. Thailand was mobilizing troops to provide humanitarian assistance in anticipation of flood from Typhoon Ketsana, which first struck the Philippine at the weekend killing 246 people. Vietnamese government report said 40 people were killed by Ketsana, which swept into Vietnam late on Tuesday.

Weather reports said that by late afternoon yesterday river in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province could reach a level last seen in 1964...

Floodwaters submersing some old house in Vietnam’s Hoi An city, a Unesco-recognized World Heritage site, where people had to move around by boat. The typhoon spared most of Daklak, Vietnam’s top coffee-growing province, and officials were still assessing coffee and rubber trees in Gai Lai, the third l-largest coffee grow, State-run Vietnam Television said.

The rain dumped on the Central Highland coffee belt could delay the start of the next coffee harvest y up to 10 day but exports would not affected, trade r said. The region hit by Ketsana lies far north of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta rice basket. (cambodia daily)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...