CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Storm Kai-Tak death toll rises to 27 in Vietnam

08-20-2012 11:25 BJT

HANOI, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-seven people have died since tropical storm Kai-Tak hit northern Vietnam on Friday, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue of Vietnam on Sunday.

Among those dead, five people were in northern provinces of Bac Giang, Yen Bai, respectively, four in Vinh Phuc, three in Phu Tho, two in capital Hanoi, Son La and Lang Son, respectively while Hai Duong, Lao Cai, Bac Ninh, Thai Nguyen confirmed one death each.

Three others remained missing, with one in Yen Bai, one in Hanoi and one in Vinh Phuc.

Authorities of the affected provinces and the government are speeding up efforts to find missing people and deal with the aftermath of the storm, said Vietnamese state-run news agency VNA on Sunday.

Although the storm had weakened into a low pressure system and is dissipating, it is forecast to cause heavy rains in the coming days.

Vietnam's northern mountainous localities are warned against flash floods and landslides.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program