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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent two working teams to Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Ha Nam and Thai Binh provinces to join hands in overcoming consequences caused by typhoon Mirinae that rolled into the mainland from the midnight of July 27.

According to initial reports from the local steering committees on natural disaster prevention and search and rescue, Mirinae, the first storm to hit Vietnam this year, claimed two lives , one in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen outlying district, and the other in Yen Bai province, left one missing in Thanh Hoa province and injured 10 others.

The storm caused the total collapse of eight houses, blew off the roof of 4,384 houses. It also sank 12 fishing boats, damaged four transport vessels, flooded 215,289 hectares of rice, damaged 55,283 hectares of vegetables and 34,093 hectares of orchards and killed 13,922 husbandry animals.

Many sections of dikes in provinces have been damaged as well.

The Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on July 29 sent document No 87 to the local committees in the northern region and Thanh Hoa province to ask for analysis and assessment as well as recommend resolutions to overcoming outcomes.-VNA