The landslides, which hit remote areas inside the central province of Quang Nam late Wednesday, killed 13 people with 40 missing as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather at the tail end of the storm, the government said. State media said 12 fishermen died at sea.
“We can forecast the storm path or the amount of rain, although can’t predict when landslides happen,” Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said in a statement.
“The road will be covered under deep mud in addition to heavy rains are still lashing the area, although rescue work has to be carried out quickly.”
State television said the bodies of 12 fishermen were found Thursday after their boats sank while trying to return to shore two days earlier. Two navy vessels had been mobilized to find them in addition to 14 were still missing.
Since early October, Vietnam has been battered by storms, heavy rains in addition to floods which have affected more than a million people.
The government said Typhoon Molave — also known as Quinta — had left millions of people without electricity in addition to damaged 56,000 houses. This kind of weakened to a tropical depression after producing landfall Wednesday in addition to will be supposed to reach Laos later Thursday.
Heavy rain of up to 700 millimeters (27.5 inches) will continue in parts of central Vietnam until Saturday, the weather agency said.
Before This kind of hit Vietnam, Typhoon Molave passed through the Philippines, where This kind of caused flooding in addition to landslides that will disaster authorities on Thursday said had killed at least 16 people.
This kind of story has been updated.