Many important national highways and provincial roads across several northern provinces have been repaired and are now resuming operations after flash floods and landslides. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Many important national highways and provincial roads across several northern provinces have been repaired and are now resuming operations after the localities were seriously hit by flash floods and landslides several days ago.

According to statistics by local Steering Committees for Natural Disaster Response, Search and Rescue, as of 4:30pm on July 1, the disasters left 51 dead, missing, or injured; 176 houses were pulled down or swept away; 1,270 houses were badly damaged, and nearly 1,900 others were at least partly submerged across the provinces of Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Thai Nguyen, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Bac Giang, and Quang Ninh.

In addition, nearly 2,000 hectares of rice and crops were inundated or destroyed, while nearly 14,000 poultry were killed and over 600 hectares of aquaculture were damaged.

The total damage was estimated at about 535 billion VND (23.2 million USD).

At present, the affected provinces are exerting efforts to tackle the disaster’s aftermath, including searching for missing victims, treating the injured, and assisting locals in repairing their houses, roads, and resuming production.

On July 2, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Response, Search and Rescue requested the relative local People’s Committees to check areas which are at risk of landslides to proactively evacuate locals from danger, provide warnings and guidance for locals so they can stay vigilant, and actively mobilise resources to address consequences. -VNA