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Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave

October 29, 2020 | 09:26

There have been thousands of houses unroofed and dozens of people died as fierce storm Molave bombarded Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam.

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Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave
Photo: Thoi Dai

On the morning of October 28, heavy downpours and strong winds triggered by storm No. 9 (MoLaVe) struck Quang Nam and Quang Ngai province, Thoi Dai reported.

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave
Photo: Thoi Dai

Multiple houses, offices and schools in Quang Ngai Province were damaged by fierce winds.

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave
Quang Ngai city center on the afternoon of October 28. Photo: Thoi Dai
Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave

Stalls on the bank of the Tra Khuc river left a wreck. Photo: Thoi Dai

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave

Many restaurants were severely ruined. Photo: Thoi Dai

Quang Ngai’s capital city is one of the most severely-damaged areas by Storm Molave. As of 3 p.m October 28, in Quang Ngai, 8 houses have been collapsed and 37.164 houses blown away.

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Several fishing boats were ruined and sunk. Photo: Thoi Dai

Strong winds and six-meter-high waves hit Quang Ngai's Ly Son District, blowing roofs off several houses and causing power outage.

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave

Trees were uprooted in Tu Nghia high school in Quang Ngai. Photo: Thoi Dai

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave
Photo: Thoi Dai

Numerous houses in Quang Nam, mainly in districts of Bac Tra My, Thang Binh, Nui Thanh and Tam Ky city also had their roofs blown. Ho Van Sinh and Ho Van Do, officers of Phuoc Loc Commune, Phuoc Son District were buried by landslide on the way to help the storm-affected locals. After receiving the information, the People's Committee of Phuoc Son district dispatched force teams for searching the duo.

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave

A section of railway through Tam My commune (Nui Thanh, Quang Nam) was occupied by an uprooted tree.

Photo: Thoi Dai

Quang Ngai, Quang Nam in central Vietnam left desolate after fierce storm Molave
Photo: Thoi Dai
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The welcoming gate in Nui Thanh district was demolished. Photo: Thoi Dai
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