Vietnam’s Military Region 5 has mobilized more than 50,000 troops and a large number of specialized vehicles and equipment in response to Typhoon Noru, which is forecast to land in the central region on Wednesday morning, the High Command of the military region reported on Tuesday.
Along with around 53,000 officers and soldiers, the High Command also deployed 108 specialized and amphibious vehicles, 1,385 military cars, 715 motorboats, five armored vehicles, and one helicopter of the T-TG 574 Brigade to respond to Typhoon Noru.
By Tuesday morning, units of the military region had supported people in the coastal provinces from Da Nang City to Ninh Thuan Province to safely anchor more than 20,000 fishing boats.
|Officers and soldiers of Vietnam’s Military Region 5 are seen on their way to perform their duty in response to Typhoon Noru. Photo: H.Q. / Tien Phong|
Soldiers also helped residents consolidate their houses, bring boats to shore for safe shelter, prune trees, and take other measures to protect themselves and assets from the impacts of the powerful storm.
They also coordinated with border guards in calling on boats at sea to come back to shore soon or move to safe places to avoid the typhoon.
The Military Region 5 covers 11 cities and provinces in the central and Central Highlands regions, including Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, and Dak Nong.
The military region’s High Command directed the Military Headquarters of Da Nang City and the coastal provinces from Quang Nam to Ninh Thuan to maintain their on-duty forces to timely take actions in response to the storm, including evacuation and rescue activities.
The military region set up a frontline command post in Quang Nam Province and sent two task forces to monitor preparatory works in Da Nang and Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Provinces, said Major General Cao Phi Hung, deputy commander of Military Region 5.
On Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an online meeting with authorities of eight localities likely to be affected by the typhoon, including Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum, to discuss measures to deal with Typhoon Noru.
|This image shows soldiers moving a specialized vessel to be used when coping with the powerful storm. Photo: H.Q. / Tien Phong|
Also on the same morning, many Vietnamese airlines announced cancelation of hundreds of scheduled flights while delaying many others because of the impacts of the coming typhoon.
At 10:00 am on Tuesday, the typhoon was located about 310km off the region from Da Nang to Quang Ngai, packing winds reaching 183km per hour and gusts of over 220km per hour, according to Vietnam’s National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
As of 11:00 am on Tuesday, many coastal areas in central Vietnam, including Da Nang and Quang Ngai, were suffering from rainstorms and powerful winds, with waves reaching four meters high, as reported by Tien Phong (Youth) reporters from the scenes.
Within the next 12 hours, the powerful storm will move west at a speed of 20-25km per hour and may get stronger while heading to central Vietnam, the center said.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the typhoon will hit the mainland, possibly in the region between Thua Thien Hue and Binh Dinh Provinces, and then weaken gradually.
|Residents in Tho Quang Ward, Da Nang City are seen tightening ropes to keep the anchored fishing boats secured in anticipation of the coming typhoon. Photo: Truong Trung / Tien Phong|
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14 children hospitalized after drinking milk at school in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Some 14 elementary students in My Tho City of Tien Giang Province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, were hospitalized for food poisoning treatment after drinking a milk product at their school on Friday.
They were admitted to Tien Giang General Hospital, which confirmed the admission on the night of the same day.
The children suffered from nausea and stomachache.
Their health basically resumed stable condition after treatment and all were released at 7:00 pm on Friday.
They are students of Nguyen Trai Elementary School in My Tho, the capital city of Tien Giang.
Phan Minh Tan, principal of the school, said the children drank a milk product provided by a company in Ho Chi Minh City at around 2:00 pm on Friday and 14 of them started feeling sick shortly after.
Health authorities in Tien Giang have tested the samples of the dairy product to investigate the cause of the case.
Ho Chi Minh City woman sentenced to death for murder, abuse of fiancé’s daughter
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Friday sentenced a woman to death for beating her fiancé’s eight-year-old daughter to death last year.
The death penalty was handed down to Nguyen Vo Quynh Trang, 27, for ‘murder,’ along with a three-year imprisonment for ‘torturing others.’
The judge panel also gave Nguyen Kim Trung Thai, the murdered child’s 37-year-old father, three years in prison for ‘torturing others’ and an additional five years for ‘concealing crimes.’
The criminal behavior of the defendants is particularly dangerous for society as they committed crimes against a child, according to the city People’s Procuracy.
It is thus necessary to remove them from social life permanently.
Trang and Thai had lived together for over a year, from the time Thai divorced his ex-wife and was given custody of the daughter in 2020.
Trang had frequently beaten the eight-year-old girl and forced her to do chores, investigation found.
When rods broke due to repeated beatings, she switched to wooden implements.
On December 22 last year, Trang beat the girl so badly that she fainted.
The girl was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Her wounds and bruises prompted doctors to contact police.
Thai then deleted all the camera data of his apartment to conceal the crime.
The case triggered indignation among people nationwide.
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