(VNA) – 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.
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
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.-VNA