At least 10 people were killed, four injured and two missing after typhoon Rammasun swept through northern mountainous provinces last weekend, according to initial reports.

Lang Son province reported five deaths, Lao Cai province with three, and Bac Kan, Cao Bang and Lai Chau provinces, with one each.

Heavy rains caused flooding in many localities, including Quang Ninh, Son La, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Lang Son and Cao Bang.

Landslides blocked traffic in many national and provincial roads such as National Road 3 in Yen Bai, National Road 279 in Lai Chau and National Roads 1B, 4A and 4B in Lang Son.

Many houses collapsed while a large acreage of crops were submerged.

Quang Ninh and Son La suffered serious economic damage caused by the tropical typhoon, the second of its kind hitting Vietnam this year, with each estimating losses of 2 billion VND (95,200 USD).

The local authorities have mobilised all resources to repair damaged roads and help residents resume daily activities.

Rammasun’s impacts have not gone yet as heavy rains are forecast to continue in northern mountainous provinces, posing a potential water level rise on rivers.

The localities were advised to keep a close watch on weather developments and take precautionary measures against flash flood and landslides.-VNA