newsVietnam: Floods Kill 26, Cause Major Damage


07 Aug

Vietnam: Floods Kill 26, Cause Major Damage

Hanoi – The death toll after flash floods in northern Vietnam has risen to 26 with 15 others still missing.

Flooding has crippled four provinces, damaging water systems and farms, with about 200 homes destroyed and 400 more affected, the government’s disaster agency said on Monday.

“We are fixing roads, water systems and other infrastructure to make sure people can resettle,” the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said in the report.

Rain continued to fall in the region bringing total rainfall to 492 millimetres on Monday.

The initial estimated damage is around $US43 million, authorities said.

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