Floods leave 19 dead, missing in northern, central provinces of Vietnam

Baku, September 5, AZERTAC

Floods and landslides in Vietnam`s northern mountainous and central provinces have killed 15 people and left four missing, along with heavy losses in property, according to the country`s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Vietnam News Agency VNA reported.

Torrential rains persisting from late August that led to serious floods and landslides have ravaged the northern mountainous provinces of Son La, Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Yen Bai and Lai Chau and central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces.

The committee’s statistics as of September 2 showed that one death was reported in Son La, one in Yen Bai, one in Lang Son, one in Hoa Binh, two in Lai Chau and nine in Thanh Hoa. Three locals in Thanh Hoa and another in Lai Chau were still missing.

As many as 364 houses were destroyed, while 754 other families had to evacuate. Floods drown 6,523 hectares of rice and crops, with the largest area of 4,586 being in Thanh Hoa province.

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