Banks offer aid of six billion VND for storm victims hinh anh 1A dyke destroyed in storm Doksuri (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The banking sector has raised a total of six billion VND (264,000 USD) for aid for victims of storm Doksuri in the central region.

Doksuri, the 10th storm in the East Sea this year and the strongest to hit Vietnam in years, caused severe damage to Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue provinces.

Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, which were most affected, will each receive two billion VND (88,000 USD), while Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue will get 500 million VND (22,000 USD) each.

The trade union of the State Bank of Vietnam will be responsible for distributing the aid.

The typhoon claimed nine lives and left four missing and 112 injured, according to reports from affected localities by 10pm on September 16. It destroyed 1,185 houses, blew away roofs of 152,599 houses, and submerged 10,923 others.

It also flooded 4,473ha of rice and 8,277ha of other crops, affected 16,108ha of aquatic farming, and ruined 10km of national highways and 17.9km of local roads.-VNA