Typhoon Damrey: 44 killed, 19 missing in Vietnam

People wade through flooded street of Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Typhoon Damrey has killed dozens of people, and left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the country's south central region ahead of APEC summit that will draw leaders from around the world, the government said Monday. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Hanoi, Nov 7: The death toll from typhoon Damrey that struck Vietnam has risen to 44 with 19 people still missing, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Tuesday.

The dead included 27 in central Khanh Hoa province, four in central Quang Ngai province, three in central Binh Dinh province, three in central highlands Lam Dong province, one in central Phu Yen province, one in central highlands Kon Tum province, one in central highlands Dak Lak province and four whose places of birth have not been reported, according to Xinhua news agency.

Damrey, which hit Vietnam’s central and central highlands regions last Saturday, has also sank or damaged a total of 1,286 ships and boats in the affected provinces.

Da Nang city, which is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week from November 6 to 11, has faced rain over the past four days.