Landslide leaves one dead in northern Lao Cai province hinh anh 1Landslide on National Highway 4D, Lao Cai (Photo: VNA)


Lao Cai (VNA) – A serious landslide left one dead in Ban Ho commune in Sa Pa township of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on August 19 morning, reported the provincial Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, and Search and Rescue.

From August 18 evening to August 19 morning, heavy rainfalls caused landslides in many areas.

Local authorities said 40 houses, three schools and three irrigation works were damaged, over 35ha of rice were inundated and two electric poles collapsed.

The total damage is estimated at about 5 billion VND (217,000 USD)./.