Northern region faces Kujira storm's serious damage

After Kujira storm made landfall in the past days, brought heavy rain and caused damage for the northen provinces in the country, many people suffered serve losses.

Due to the storm circulation, heavy rains with the rainfall of 200- 220 mm shouldered over the west northern and northern provinces on June 24- 25, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Prolonged heavy rains also leaded to a 9- 10 m landslide in the area of Lai Chau and Dien Bien province, causing traffic challenges.

By the evening yesterday, the weather situation in Lai Chau province still faced heavy rains on the large scale. Heavy rains destroyed five houses and four irrigational constructions in Tan Uyen district’s Nam So commune. Moreover 30 hectares of rice, vegetable crops and 50 hectares of fishponds also were flooded under water.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the National Committee for Search and Rescue, at least 15 people were killed and some victims are missing after the storm.

At least eight people were killed in Son La province’s Thuan Chau and Yen Chau district, and three persons still are missing in Thuan Chau and Moc Chau district.

Statistic yesterday showed that the storm blew up 23 houses, and destroyed 68 hectares of rice crops, 11 hectares of maize crops.

The People’s Committee of Son La province said that a heavy rain swept through the area of Thuan Chau district on June 25, causing serious flooding and traffic jam.

The latest news from the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control reported that a prolonged heavy rain caused landslide at Son La Hydroelectric Lake.

At present, local authorities in collaboration with army forces and relevant agencies has tried to help residents overcome damage after the storm.

Residents live without home after Kujira storm. (Photo: SGGP)

By staff writers- Translated by Huyen Huong

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