Many provinces in northern Vietnam are suffering from flooding and landslides caused by prolonged heavy rain and are working to deal with the situation.

In Lao Cai province, on July 28, a 37-year-old man was swept away by a flood while trying to cross a stream in Liem Phu commune, Van Ban district, according to the local authority. His body was retrieved the same day by local residents.

In Quang Ninh province, prolonged rain for over two days created landslides around the dams in Ha Long city, causing local houses to collapse. As a result, many households had to be urgently evacuated to safer places.

According to the Ha Long city People's Committee, dozens of households were more or less affected by the landslides caused by the heavy rain. Among them, four households were seriously affected and one home completely collapsed.

In Son La province, many roads have been inundated by flooding, causing serious congestion.

One part of the National Highway 6 passing through Chieng Mung commune in Mai Son district, in particular, was completely submerged by water, creating traffic backups of nearly one kilometre that lasted for over two hours.

In response, the local authorities intervened by redirecting traffic along a new route.

Landslides have also blocked the way on three other roads in the province and causing heavy traffic congestion.

Damages from the flood and landslides in Son La are so far unknown, but the crops of many local households were reported to be seriously damaged.

Tuyen Quang province has been also considerably affected by the prolonged heavy rain.

In particular, the rain has broken the dams surrounding the Hoang Tan Reservoir in Ninh Lai commune, Son Duong district, causing damage to dozens of hectares of crops and plants grown by the locals and killing thousands of poultry.

Local authorities in affected provinces are still working to deal with the consequences of flooding and landslide and prevent further damages.-VNA