The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Monday the death toll has risen to 72 with 30 people still missing.
The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Sunday that the disasters have also injured 32 people, damaged infrastructure and killed more than 230,000 livestock in central and northern regions.
The storm injured 21 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses, submerged 16,740 other homes and damaged infrastructure and crops in six central and northern provinces, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said.
China has maritime disputes with Japan in the East China Sea. Its claims over the South China Sea are opposed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan
China has appeared uneasy at Vietnam’s efforts to rally Southeast Asian countries over the South China Sea as well as at its growing defence relationships with the United States, Japan and India.
China claims nearly all the South China Sea, through which an estimated $3 trillion in international trade passes each year. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan also have claims
“It is not correct, that is what I am trying to say. The person who has been quoted, the ministry has already rejected and they are saying that the news item which is running and which is out is incorrect,” he said.
There is no cure for any of the four strains of the mosquito-borne virus that causes high fever, exhaustion and in some cases a vicious skin rash. Patients most at risk of dying are the elderly, children or those with other medical complications.
Police in central Nghe An said Le Dinh Luong, 51, was arrested on Monday and has been accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.
Vietnam is one of the world’s major transit points and consumers of ivory and rhino horn, especially in Ho Chi Minh city from where 7 tons of ivory was seized last year. The country has banned the hunting of its own dwindling population of elephants.
The report follows a meeting earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the first White House talks with a Southeast Asian leader since Trump took office in January.
Anyone found guilty of possessing more than 600 grams of heroin, or more than 20 kilograms of opium can face the death penalty.
Tuan was found guilty of masterminding parts of the ring’s operations from his prison cell with a smuggled cellphone. Meanwhile a court in southern Dong Nai province sentenced another man to death for transporting 14 kilograms (31 pounds) of methamphetamine.
Vietnam’s government said Facebook has committed to work with it to prevent content that violates the country’s laws from appearing on its platform.
A commentary by Xinhua news agency said China and Vietnam are looking forward to a promising future in relations