Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, 59 missing in Vietnam

HANOI, VIETNAM (AP) — Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 19 people and left 45 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said yesterday.

The casualties from the landslides bring the over-all death toll from the storm to at least 35, including 12 fishermen whose boats sank on Wednesday as the typhoon approached with winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour. Vietnamese officials said it’s the worst typhoon to hit the country in 20 years.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin