Two people were killed while three went missing and two others were injured during a flash flood in Tam Duong district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau in early morning of August 12.

According to Hoang Tho Trung, Chairman of the district People’s Committee, at 2am, the flash flood swept away a house in Thac Can hamlet, Tam Duong town with seven inside. Two people escaped with injuries.

Among five people swept away, search teams have only found the bodies of two. Three others remain missing.

The same day, a rock fell onto a house in Chu Va 8 hamlet, Son Binh commune, also in Tam Duong district, killing a child. The parents are under treatment at the district’s hospital.-VNA