Seven deaths, four missing in floods reported in Thanh Hoa

Created 12 October 2017
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Floods following downpours triggered by a tropical depression over the last few days had killed seven people and left four others missing in the central province of Thanh Hoa by 17:00 on October 11.
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People evacuate animals in flood in Thanh Hoa province

According to the province’s steering committee for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue, torrential rains completely damaged 39 houses while more than 6,000 others have been submerged by floodwater.

Floods devastated over 400ha of rice, 20,000ha of other crops, and 4.700ha of aquaculture areas. About 2.5 tonnes of harvested rice and 1,000 cattle and poultry were also swept away.

[Yen Bai: 16 people killed, missing in floods]

Many mountainous communes such as Giao An, Giao Thien, Tam Van and Lam Phu of Lang Chanh district and Cam Chau of Cam Thuy district have been isolated by floodwater.

The provincial People’s Committee and the steering committee for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue sent working groups to inspect the situation and support localities to address flood consequences.

Floods take heavy toll on Son La province

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Part of a bridge in Son La province was washed away by floodwater 

The northern mountainous province of Son La has suffered from heavy human and property losses caused by torrential rains and floods triggered by a tropical depression.

As of 4pm of November 11, floods had claimed five lives and injured three people while three others remained unaccounted for.

About 160 houses were damaged in the districts of Phu Yen, Van Ho, Muong La, Moc Chau and Bac Yen.

Floods also wreaked havoc on more than 180ha of rice, 48ha of other crops and hundreds of livestock and poultry in Son La.

Roads to six communes of Phu Yen district along with two bridges in Gia Phu commune of this district were ruined. 

Floodwater completely isolated six communes of Van Ho district, namely Chieng Yen, Suoi Bang, Lien Hoa, Muong Men, Song Khua and Muong Te. It also inundated some sections of National Highways 37 and 43 and left the 35kV power system in Phu Yen and Bac Yen districts out of order.

It is forecast that heavy rains measured at around 100mm will continue in areas from Son La southward to the central province Nghe An until October 12 noon.


Source: VNA - Bridge

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