Deputy PM inspects flood, landslide-hit areas in Yen Bai

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on October 13 inspected flood and landslide-hit areas and visited affected people in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh inspects flood, landslide-hit areas in Yen Bai (Source: VNA)

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh inspects flood, landslide-hit areas in Yen Bai (Source: VNA)

As of 9am of the day, flood and landslides claimed the lives of six people, leaving 16 others missing and seven injured, according to Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Thi Thanh Tra.

The disasters also ruined 1,251 houses, 73 of which collapsed or were swept away completely, badly affected road traffic, and broke six kilometres of embankments.

The province is focusing its forces on search and rescue missions, visiting affected households and evacuating them to safer areas. However, due to great losses, post-disaster rebuilding efforts need more time and resources.

Tra proposed the Government assign related ministries and agencies to assess losses and provide both financial and technical assistance for the locality to build resettlement areas and construct and repair transport and irrigational facilities.

Sharing difficulties with Yen Bai province, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh urged the locality to strictly follow the Prime Minister’s dispatch on surmounting flood consequences to help locals soon stabilise their lives and minimise losses.

The top priority should be given to ensuring safety for locals, he said, asking for measures to evacuate people from landslide-prone areas and search for those still unaccounted for.

Local health clinics were requested to attend to injured people and guide locals to ensure post-flood sanitation.

The Government will assist Yen Bai province in dealing with flood and landslide consequences, Binh affirmed.

VNS

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