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Viet Nam, Flash Flood and Landslide in northern provinces

12:28 Jun 24 2018 Lai Chau Province

Viet Nam, Flash Flood and Landslide in northern provinces Viet Nam, Flash Flood and Landslide in northern provinces Viet Nam, Flash Flood and Landslide in northern provinces
Description
Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) reported flash flood and landslides in Lai Chau, Ha Giang and Lao Chai Provinces on 23-24 June 2018.

At least three people have died, three are missing and five others have been injured in Lai Châu Province, according to provincial authorities. Director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hà Văn Um said the damage reached its peak at 2pm yesterday in the districts of Than Uyên and Mường Tè. More than 40ha of rice and others crops were completely destroyed by floods in the two districts. Rains and floods had damaged many roads and caused traffic jams on national roads 4D and 12, and landslides halted traffic in Tam Dương District. Floods also swept away a bridge in Than Uyen District and two irrigation plants in Muong Te District as well as crops, with total damage initially estimated at more than VNĐ20 billion (US$873,000).

In Lao Cai Province, there were no casualties. However, dozens of houses and about 30 ha of rice had been destroyed.
Additional Data
Country: Vietnam
Affected Area / Region: Lai Chau Province

Casualties

Death: 7
Missing: 12
Affected Persons: 4153 (appox)
Displaced Persons: 400

Damages

Damaged houses: 400Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 1 bridge and 2 irrigation plants damagedLoss of livelihood sources: 40 hectares of rice and crops damaged

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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