Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on October 1 toured the central province of Quang Binh to inspect the damage caused by typhoon Wutip in Bo Trach district and Dong Hoi city.

Deputy PM Hai asked local authorities to promptly total up the damage, search for the missing people, and support those who have lost family members and houses.

He also urged healthcare institutions to quickly recover to ensure emergency aid and treatment for the injured and timely carry out sanitation and cleansing works.

The typhoon, the tenth to hit Vietnam this year, made landfall in Quang Binh on the afternoon of September 30, claiming five lives and injuring 140 people. Two in the province are still missing.

It also caused 4.5 trillion VND (210 million USD) in economic damage. Nearly 350 houses collapsed in the wind, while more than 150,000 others and hundreds of schools and medical stations had their roofs blown off, and over 100 fishing vessels were sunk.

The central province of Ha Tinh , another locality severely damaged by Wutip, are also carrying out all necessary measures to help locals.

Authorities in the coastal districts of Loc Ha, Ky Anh and Thach Ha mobilised local people and military forces to re-roof houses and dam sections of damaged dykes.

Two people are missing and another two were injured in central Nghe An province. Residents have been warned of the risks of landslides and flooding in the coming days.

Also on October 1, the Vietnam Red Cross announced it will provide financial assistance for families that lost members during the typhoon.-VNA