The government said a landslide that struck a remote area in the central province of Quang Nam a day ago killed 13 people and 40 people were missing because rescue efforts were hampered by severe weather at the end of the storm.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said in a statement: “We can predict the path of a storm or rainfall, but we cannot predict when a landslide will occur.”
“The road is covered with deep mud and heavy rain is still raging in the area, but rescue work must be carried out quickly.”
Since the beginning of October, Vietnam has been hit by storms, heavy rains and floods, affecting more than 1 million people.
The government said Typhoon Moravi (also known as Quinta) left millions of people without electricity and destroyed 56,000 houses.
Twenty-six fishermen sank while trying to return to the shore on Tuesday, and their boats were also missing.
Molave has weakened into a tropical depression after making landfall on Wednesday, and is expected to reach Laos later on Thursday.
The Meteorological Administration of Vietnam stated that until the 700th, heavy rains of up to 700 mm (27.5 inches) will continue in central Vietnam.