Hanoi aids storm victims in central region hinh anh 1A resident in Quang Binh rebuilds her home after the storm (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi authorities on September 18 decided to allocate more than 7 billion VND (308,000 USD) from the local fund for emergency aid to people in the central region hit by storm Doksuri.

The financial assistance is set to be delivered for Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue provinces.

Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, which bore the full brunt of the typhoon, will each receive 1.5 billion VND (66,000 USD). The other localities will get 1 billion VND (44,000 USD) each.

On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee organised an event in the capital city to raise funds for the storm-hit victims, with over 240 million VND (10,560 USD) collected.

Doksuri, the 10th storm arising in the East Sea and the strongest one hitting Vietnam in many years, claimed nine lives and left four missing and 112 injured, according to reports from affected localities by 10pm on September 16.

The typhoon destroyed 1,185 houses, blew away roofs of 152,599 houses, and submerged 10,923 others. It also inundated 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