Flood has damaged a road in Ba Ria commune of Quang Binh district, Ha Giang province (Photo: VNA)

Ha Giang (VNA) – The northernmost province of Ha Giang is summoning efforts to deal with the heavy consequences of a flash flood that has killed at least one person and devastated vast areas of property in Quang Binh district on October 22.

The district’s steering board for disaster prevention, control, and search and rescue said on October 23 that torrential rain for four hours on the morning of October 22 triggered a flash flood and landslides in Ban Ria commune, causing one death, one missing, and two others seriously injured. 

The flash flood and landslides damaged nearly 20 houses, destroyed almost 100ha of rice and several dozen metres of canals, and washed away a large number of livestock. Caught in the damage was also the local kindergarten and boarding school for ethnic minority students of Ban Ria, according to initial statistics.

Meanwhile, landslides were also recorded along National Highway 279 that runs through the commune.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Binh district Nguyen Tien Dung said that in order to promptly deal with flood’s aftermath, authorities are mobilising forces to search for the missing, handle landslide sites to ensure smooth traffic flow, and support residents with collapsed houses.

On October 23, Chairman of the Ha Giang provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son also visited flood victims and requested swift action to address the flood’s consequences. –VNA