BEIJING, (Xinhua/APP): China has offered to help the Vietnamese government with its rescue efforts and relief work after Typhoon Damrey brought huge losses to the country, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday.
The Chinese government has initiated an emergency humanitarian aid mechanism and will provide emergency materials as soon as possible, according to an online MOC statement, which did not give further details. Typhoon Damrey made landfall in southern and central regions of Vietnam on Saturday, triggering mudslides and flooding. Damrey has claimed 106 lives, left 25 people missing and injured 197 others in Vietnam, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said Friday morning.
It has also destroyed over 2,000 houses, damaged nearly 120,000 others, sank 1,231 cargo and fishing ships and boats, and killed more than 43,300 poultry and cattle, according to the committee. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week opened Sunday in the central Vietnam city of Da Nang.