Floods damage houses in Thuan Chau district (Source: baotainguyenmoitruong)

Son La (VNA) – Three people were killed following floods triggered by prolonged torrential rain from May 22-30 in the northern mountainous province of Son La.

The victims were Lo Thi Hong, 40 in Chieng Ly commune, Thuan Chau district; Ca Van Luon, 49, and Ca Thi Lanh, 47 from Muong E commune, Bac Yen district.

The floods also injured six others, and damaged local roads, houses and hundreds of hectares of crops and fish farming areas.

The local authorities have provided urgent aid for affected households to resettle their lives. They also instructed localities to strengthen supervision of reservoirs and accelerate the evacuation of local residents at high risks of landslides.-VNA