Floods, landslides hit the northern Vietnam

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Flood, Landslide

Over the past one month, prolonged torrential rains, flash flood and landslides have affected northern mountainous localities of Vietnam, mostly Son La, Yen Bai, Dien Bien and Nghe An.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, as of August 7, heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured.

Floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses, damaged 245 houses, submerged 338.5 hectares of rice, and made 398 households leave their homes to safer places.

The intense floods also blew away over 25,000 cubic metres of national roads, 117,706 cubic metres of provincial and district roads; damaged 145 irrigation works and 2,072 metres of river dike, causing about over 940 billion VND (41.36 million USD) in economic losses in the provinces.

Source: VietnamPlus, Vietnam News Agency (VNA). AUGUST 08, 2017. AHA Centre supports Vietnam’s northern flood-hit provinces. http://en.vietnamplus.vn/aha-centre-supports-vietnams-northern-floodhit-provinces/116042.vnp