Typhoon Wutip hits Southeast Asia, dozens killed and missing, at least three people in Vietnam, 35 were injured and damaged thousands of houses in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, according to initial reports.
In Cambodia, two more people died in Kompong Cham province Cambodia on Monday resulting of heavy flooding that has claimed a total of 43 lives since typhoon Wutip spawned by tropical storms over the past two weeks caused the Mekong to break its river banks and dislodged thousands of families across 10 provinces, report said.
In South China Sea a total of 74 people have been confirmed missing after three fishing boats have sunk since Sunday afternoon in a typhoon in South China Sea, maritime authorities said on Monday. Altogether five fishing boats with a total of 171 people aboard were caught by Typhoon Wutip, the 21st of the season, the sources said.
Extreme flood in Thailand, officials warned that further heavy rains could inundate already flood-hit areas. At least 22 people have been killed in this year’s flooding. Typhoon Wutip hung over the central region of Laos. In the next 12 hours, the storm is forecast to degrade into a tropical depression.