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Floods, landslides kill 4 in northern Vietnam

Floods, landslides kill 4 in northern Vietnam

Sunday, August 06, 2023, 20:42 GMT+7
Floods, landslides kill 4 in northern Vietnam
A landslide occurs in Muong La District in Son La Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: P. Thao / Tuoi Tre

Torrential rains caused floods and landslides in Lai Chau, a mountainous province in northern Vietnam, between Friday and Sunday, killing four people and injuring three others.

Many houses and roads, as well as hundreds of hectares of rice and vegetable cultivation, were also damaged by the calamities.

Vuong Duc Loi, head of the office of the provincial steering committee for natural disaster prevention, search, and rescue, said on Sunday that the tragedy happened in Than Uyen District.

Ta Mung Commune reported two deaths, including Luong Van O, 51, who was swept away by floodwaters, and Mua A Su, 4.

The two other victims were identified as Lo Thi D., 56, and a 18-year-old man. They resided in Khoen On Commune.

A 56-year-old man and two siblings in the commune were wounded by floods and landslides.

Loi said that a household in Hong Thu Commune under Sin Ho District was evacuated to safety due to landslips.

Meanwhile, 39 households in Nam Nhun District and 10 others in Phong Tho District were affected by downpours.

Land subsidence sank a 40-meter section of Provincial Road 129, while landslides occurred on many other roads in the province.

Authorities in Lai Chau Province gave condolences to the deceased’s families and offered financial support to the affected households, said Loi.

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Tieu Bac - Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre News


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