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​Kindness in wake of disastrous floods in northern Vietnam

Sunday, July 01, 2018, 15:39 GMT+7

Residents in the northern Vietnamese provinces of Lai Chau and Ha Giang are trying their best to help one another rebuild their lives after floods took a heavy toll on the two localities last month.

Serious floods and landslides brought about by heavy downpours struck the provinces from June 24 to 27, killing 23 people and leaving ten others missing.

Countless houses, streets, and farms were heavily damaged, with losses estimated at VND450 billion (US$19.8 million).

Representatives of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper bring supplies to residents in Quan Ba District in the northern province of Ha Giang.
Representatives of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper bring supplies to residents in Quan Ba District in the northern province of Ha Giang.

Local residents and competent authorities are now joining hands to search for the missing victims, deal with the consequences, and resume their normal lives.

Citizens across the country have also sent their support to people in the affected localities.

Reporters and members of the Red Cross in Lai Chau cross a stream to help locals in Noong Heo Commune.
Reporters and members of the Red Cross in Lai Chau cross a stream to help locals in Noong Heo Commune.
Search and rescue units work relentlessly to look for the missing victims.
Search and rescue units work relentlessly to look for the missing victims.
People from Sang Tung Village in Lai Chau carry their belongings to temporary homes after a landslide buried their entire village on June 27.
People from Sang Tung Village in Lai Chau carry their belongings to temporary homes after a landslide buried their entire village on June 27, 2018.
Soldiers from Regiment 880 dig under layers of mud to look for missing victims.
Soldiers from Regiment 880 dig under layers of mud to look for missing victims.
Police officers help residents in Lai Chau collect their property following the flood.
Police officers help residents in Lai Chau collect their property following the floods.
Residents and soldiers share a meal while taking a break from their search for the missing.
Residents and soldiers share a meal while taking a break from their search for the missing.
People in Lau Chau Province receive gifts and supplies from Tuoi Tre readers.
People in Lau Chau Province receive gifts and supplies from Tuoi Tre readers.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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