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Update news disasters

Each year, natural disasters cost Vietnam approximately 0.3-0.5% of her gross domestic product, which adversely affects socio-economic situation as well as national security.

Tailings dam incidents pollute waterways

Tailings, the materials left over after the ore sorting process, are mostly discharged into dams and reservoirs. Disasters occur when the dams and reservoirs break down, leaking water into the environment and threatening people’s health.

Vietnam records nearly 4,000 disasters, incidents in 2019

Vietnam grappled with nearly 4,000 disasters and incidents in 2019, an increase of 57.9 percent compared to the previous year.

Indonesians worry another tsunami is coming

 As the threat of more deadly tsunamis casts a pall of fear over Indonesia, the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Monday that more than 5,600 people are displaced.

VN must prepare well for natural disasters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam needs to be well-prepared to cope with natural disasters, which have become more fierce and unpredictable in recent years,

Disaster response under review

 VietNamNet Bridge – Disasters such as drought, salt water intrusion and severe cold have already caused higher financial losses this year than last year.

Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt'

 Malaysia Airlines is "technically bankrupt", its chief executive has said, as he announced a restructuring programme and plans to cut about 6,000 jobs.

18 killed, 48,000 evacuated due to rains in SE Brazil

 The death toll from heavy rain-caused disasters in Brazil's southeastern state of Espiritu Santo rose to 18 after authorities confirmed the death of the latest victim,

2011-2013 disasters cost VND50 tril

 VietNamNet Bridge – Floods and storms have triggered total losses of over VND50 trillion over the past three years, including around VND25 trillion this year alone.