At least 20 dead & missing due to flashflood in northern provinces

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention issued a quick report on the downpour and flashflood in the northern mountainous provinces this morning. 
The Natural Disaster Prevention, Recue and Search of Yen Bai and Son La also reported at least 17 people were dead and missing due to flashflood in the localities.  

A flashflood suddenly occurred in the area of Khau Pha mountain pass, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province at 5:30 am today. 

Initial statistics showed that at least seven people were missing and 17 houses completely destroyed due to torrential rain, flashflood and landslide.

According to Director of the Yen Bai Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Lo Huy Hoan, the bad situation was due to an impact of powerful operation of tropical- low pressure trough and low turbulence in the northern region. 

At moment, floodwater on Nam Kim River of Mu Cang Chai district has rapidly increased at 940.43 meters this morning. 

Another flashflood appeared in Muong La district of the northern mountainous province of Son La at 5am today.  

Around 100 households near the dangerous zone must move to safer places.  
The Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention, Recue and Search of Muong La district reported that downpour caused flashflood in the district, destroyed houses, traffic roads and vegetable crops. 

By 9am, one  dead, seven missing and two injured were reported after the downpour and flashflood in Muong La district.

The torrential rain, landslide and flashflood also caused serious damages to property and people in Bac Kan, Lai Chai and Dien Bien. 

Local authorities visited and supported the affected families to help them quickly stabilize life after the natural disaster.

Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper’s reporter took some photos after the downpour and flashflood in the northern mountainous provinces: 

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BY VAN PHUC-NGUYEN HUU- Translated by Huyen Huong

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