July 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The authorities of the coastal towns of northern Vietnam have ordered the evacuation of around 30,000 people due to the proximity of a typhoon that will make landfall on Tuesday.
The storm “could be one of the biggest to hit the Gulf of Tonkin in recent years,” said the main Vietnamese disaster response committee, according to the Tuoi Tre News newspaper.
Hanoi, which has announced the order between the Natural Disaster Control Committee and 27 towns in the north and north-central regions, has advised tourists to leave the islands and airlines have rescheduled their trips to avoid the storm.
The deputy prime minister has called on localities to properly implement the Vietnamese head of government’s instructions on storm prevention and control issued on Sunday, ordering them to properly coordinate before, during and after the storm to minimize its damage.