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Torrential rain sinks streets, houses in northern Vietnamese province

Torrential rain sinks streets, houses in northern Vietnamese province

Friday, August 05, 2022, 17:13 GMT+7
Torrential rain sinks streets, houses in northern Vietnamese province
Houses are submerged by a heavy downpour in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

Multiple streets and houses in Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam were severely inundated following a heavy downpour on Thursday evening.

The provincial steering committee for natural disaster prevention and rescue told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Friday that local authorities were dealing with the aftermath of the rain and calculating the total damage it had done.

The downpour that lasted for over an hour started battering Lao Cai City, which is the provincial capital, and several districts in Lao Cai Province at around 8:00 pm on Thursday.

A tree is uprooted during the downpour in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

A tree is uprooted during the downpour in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

Many streets including Tran Phu, Tran Hung Dao, Le Thanh, Nhac Son, An Duong Vuong, and Pho Moi were submerged by rainwater, while numerous cars and motorbikes broke down as well.

Uprooted trees were recorded on Ham Nghi Street and at Goc Mit Market and Thang Binh Park.

Flooding in local neighborhoods occurred quickly, leaving residents little to no time to react.

A resident pushes his motorbike on a flooded street in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

A resident pushes his motorbike on a flooded street in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

Many people reported having their homes, electrical appliances, and motorbikes damaged by the inundation.

Bac Cuong Ward in Lao Cai City suffered the heaviest damage with three neighborhoods sunk by the downpour.

The heavy rain also caused landslides in several areas across the province.

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting previously reported that torrential rains would lash northern Vietnam from Thursday until the end of this week.

Houses are submerged by a heavy downpour in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

Houses are submerged by a heavy downpour in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, August 4, 2022. Photo: L.Cai / Tuoi Tre

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Duy Khang - Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre News

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