Fire Earth

Earth is fighting to stay alive. Mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin anytime!

Posts Tagged ‘CONSON Death Toll’

Typhoon CONSON Death Toll Rises to 72

Posted by feww on July 18, 2010

CONSON Leaves 72 dead with at least 95 others missing in the Philippines and Vietnam

Typhoon CONSON (Basyang) claimed 68 lives in the Philippines with another 84 people reported missing. Up to 30,000 homes were reportedly destroyed or damaged.

At least 2 people were also killed in China, and 2 in Vietnam with 11 others reported as missing.

“Conson slammed into the country on Tuesday, directly hitting the capital Manila as it cut westward into the South China Sea with a ferocity that caught weather forecasters by surprise.” AFP reported.

Bystanders look at the body of a dead fisherman in Mariveles, Bataan. Credit: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Typhoon CONSON lost most of it ferocity, slamming into  northern Vietnam as a tropical storm late Saturday, having pummeled the Philippines and the Chinese island of Hainan earlier in the week. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the north of Vietnam.

CONSON is downgraded to a tropical depression, but should continue to dump more rain in the mountainous areas in the north  of Vietnam causing flash floods and landslides for another 48 to 72 hours.

Related Links:

Posted in Landslide, luzon flooding, storm, typhoon, Vietnam, Vietnam flooding | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »