Emergency relief for flood-hit residents in Lao Cai (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Emergency relief will continue to be delivered to residents in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai who were heavily affected by recent flash floods.

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) Central Committee said on August 7 that in the next few days, it will provide 250 packages of family basics and two canvas tents for those displaced by floods.

Bereaved families will receive a financial support of 3 million VND (135 USD) for each dead person, the committee said, adding that its initial aid totals some 100 million VND (4,500 USD).

To cope with emergencies, the VRC chapter in Lao Cai province has mobilised local volunteers to help residents evacuate, clean houses and build makeshift tents after floods. They also offered money, fundamental goods and clothes to the influenced people.

Floods from the night of August 4 until the next morning in Lao Cai claimed three lives and injured five others. Seven people are still missing.

While more than 20 houses were washed away or buried in earth and rocks, 450 houses were inundated. Total damage is estimated at some 200 billion VND (9 million USD), according to the province’s steering board for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue.-VNA