Natural disasters cost Vietnam over 22 million USD in first half

A total of 508 billion VND (22.14 million USD) was lost due to natural disasters between January and June this year, according to the General Statistics Office.

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The disasters between January and June this year left 34 people dead and missing, and 51 others injured.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control, Vietnam was hit by 14 storms, a depression, 120 flash floods and landslides, 90 earthquakes, and other types of natural disasters last year, with 357 fatalities and economic losses of 1.73 billion USD.

Up to seven storms are forecast to hit mainland Vietnam in 2021./.

VNA