Fourteen dead, missing after Bebinca triggers flash flooding, landslides

Typhoon-triggered floods left 12 dead and two missing in Vietnam by August 19, according to the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue.

Fourteen dead, missing after Bebinca triggers flash flooding, landslides

The committee said 10 people in the northern provinces of Son La, Hoa BInh, Yen Bai, Bac Giang, Phu Tho , Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa and the central province of Nghe An were killed by flash flooding and landslides while two were missing by flood in Son la and Thanh Hoa provinces.
The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting said weather in the North was better on August 19 whereas the central was sunny. The water level in Nghe an and Thanh Hoa provinces ebbed yet flood in Thuong and Ca rivers continued to rise, weather forecasters warned
Flash flooding and landslide- triggers by Bebinca destroyed 3 houses and inundated around 3,422 houses in Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Son La provinces.
Additionally, 401 cattle and 17,168 poultry were killed in the flood. Some 1,115 hectares of fish farm were affected badly.
While the North suffered flood, the Mekong delta province of Ca Mau experienced strong wind which killed two people.
The committee asked flood-hit provinces to mobilize all force to help people after the natural disaster especially in Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An. Rescue mission must be performed to find missing residents.
Local governments should visit and give support to families of victims as well as province shelters to homeless inhabitants in districts Ky Son, Tuong Duong, Con Cuong, Tan Ky, Anh Son, Nghia Dan in Nghe An province which are isolated by flood.

By VAN PHUC – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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