1.3 billion VND allocated to nine flood-hit provinces hinh anh 1Torrential rains destroy a house in Ha Giang province (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee has allocated 1.3 billion VND (57,187 USD) to nine northern mountainous provinces to help them tackle consequences of recent torrential rains and floods.

Accordingly, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Ha Giang and Son La receive 200 million VND (8,798 USD) each, while Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Cao Bang, Bac Kan and Hoa Binh are provided with 100 million VND (4,399 USD) each.

Besides, the Vietnam Red Cross decided to provided 180 million VND (7,918 USD) in emergency aid for flood victims.

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Torrential rains and floods have so far killed 16 people, of whom four lost their lives to a landslide. Another two people are unaccounted for in Cao Bang and Ha Giang provinces. 

Torrential rains and floods have also damaged 175 houses, submerged 500 hectares of paddy fields and other crops, and swept away 70,000 cubic meters of soil and rocks.

Initial losses were estimated at around 28 billion VND (1.23 million USD).-VNA