Japan, RoK Succor Viet Nam Storm Victims

Japan and Republic of Korea yesterday donated aid for victims of Storm Kammuri that lashed northern Viet Nam two weeks ago.

Heavy rains brought by tropical storm Kammuri triggered widespread flash floods and landslides in northern Viet Nam.

A Japanese representative handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 18 million yen (US$165,000) worth relief materials, including electric generators, mosquito nets, blankets and tents.

The South Korean ambassador to Ha Noi, Im Hong Jae, handed over to the ministry a sum of $50,000.

At least 143 people had been dead or missing in northern Viet Nam after heavy rains brought by tropical storm Kammuri triggered widespread flash floods and landslides.

About 40 homes were destroyed and more than 1,600 damaged by the floods, which had wiped out more than 1,500 hectares of crops. Some mountainous communes in the districts of Sa Pa, Bat Xat and Bao Thang remained isolated by floodwater.

By B. Hang - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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