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Laos on alert as Typhoon Mulan approaches

10 Aug 2022, 21:18 GMT+10

VIENTIANE, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Mulan will pass over Laos until Saturday, bringing thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds, putting some provinces at risk of flooding and landslides, the weather bureau of Laos has warned.

According to a report issued on Wednesday by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology under the Lao Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment, the typhoon is heading towards the northern region of Vietnam from Wednesday to Thursday, and then moving into Laos on Friday to Saturday, causing moderate to heavy rain across the country.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, thunderstorms and torrential rain with gusting winds can be expected in the southern provinces of Attapeu, Champasak, Sekong and Saravan.

From Thursday to Saturday, heavy rain and strong winds will affect the northern and central provinces, including Lao capital Vientiane.

The department has advised people across the country that they should keep track of weather forecasts over the next few days, so they can prepare to move their valuables and animals to a safe place if necessary.

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