Landslides triggered by torrential rains as a result of storm Rammasun killed seven people in Hoang Su Phi district, the northernmost mountainous province of Ha Giang , local officials said.

Five people, including one child, lost their lives when three houses in Thieng Ray village, Nang Don commune, were buried under earth at 3am on July 21.

Two other people died while sleeping in a tent at the construction side of a road from Ho Thau to Nang Don communes.

Fallen earth and rocks blocked the inter-provincial road 177 traversing Hoang Su Phi, causing serious traffic congestion.

Heavy rains also caused land erosion in fields cultivated by ethnic minority people in many communes.

Secretary of the Hoang Su Phi Party’s Committee Hoang Hai Ly said the district has sent hundreds of military and police officers to help the communes deal with the situation.

By early July 21 morning, initial reports said 11 people were killed, four injured and two missing after typhoon Rammasun swept through northern mountainous provinces last weekend.-VNA