Rains cause severe flooding in Binh Phuoc, Dak Nong Provinces

Torrential rainfall over the last few days in Dong Xoai Town in the southern province of Binh Phuoc and the central highland province of Dak Nong has caused severe flooding in the area, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes.

Rescue workers evacuate residents from flooded areas in Dong Xoai Town in Binh Phuoc Province (Photo: Thanh Nien)

More than 200 houses in Dong Xoai Town have been inundated, causing damage of more than VND2 billion (US$96,000).

Floodwaters have now receded and local authorities are helping residents to once again normalize their lives.

Pham Huu Hao, head of the Department for Flood and Storm Prevention in the central highland province of Dak Nong, said that torrential rainfall has caused flashfloods which swept away two people in Dak Glong and Tuy Duc Districts.

Authorities in the two districts have released funds from their budgets to assist families of victims, build temporary bridges for students to go to school, help residents rebuild houses and provide them with seedlings.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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