Many areas in National Road 34 from Cao Bang to Ha Giang province are damaged (Photo: VNA)
 
Cao Bang (VNA) – Torrential rains and floods from October 20 to 26 destroyed many roads in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, severely affecting transport and local people’s lives.

According to initial statistics of the provincial Department of Transport, six traffic spots of the province were damaged.

In addition, landslide occurred on the morning of October 26 in Bac Hop commune in Nguyen Binh district, which buried the roads and later caused severe traffic jams.

Landslide in Provincial Road 216, spanning from Hoa An to Thong Nong districts, also resulted in congestion.

The same day, Director of the department La Hoai Nam said the province’s transport sector has arranged personnel and vehicles to handle the problems.

The department has worked to repair and strengthen drainage system, he added, announcing that many areas are still in danger of landslides.

The Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has requested authorities in northern localities to keep a close watch of the weather and take preventive measures against floods and landslides.-VNA