North Vietnam floods and floods

September 6, 2013. The cause extensive flooding for several days treats residents of the northern part of Vietnam, have long showers. Hardest-hit province of Ha Giang, Lai Chau and Lao Cai, where during the precipitation formed a few landslides and rockfalls.

Such disasters have killed at least 25 people, but the unofficial death toll could be much higher. Most of the dead were in the province of Lao Cai, transport in the province paralyzed. Aft that, there are reports of 14 injured and several Vietnamese, whose whereabouts is not known.

In addition to human casualties, Vietnam and suffered material losses. The region has flooded 1,700 hectares of crops and pasture, water damaged about 40 houses, the territory of several fish farms. The overall damage caused by flooding is estimated at US $ 1 million

The Emergency Committee warns residents of the north, in the coming days the rains do not stop. The population was given instruction on how to behave during floods, the affected communities are directed rescuers. However, their work severely constrain the difficult weather conditions and muddy roads.


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