Typhoon-triggered floods leave 10 dead, 2 missing hinh anh 1Some roads in Son La, Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An were hampered by landslides (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The death toll caused by floods following typhoon Bebinca, the fourth storm that hit Vietnam this year, had increased to 10 as of August 18, according to the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Of the dead victims, two were in the northern mountainous province of Son La, two in the north central province of Thanh Hoa and six others in central Nghe An province. In addition, two people in Son La and Thanh Hoa were reported missing.

Some roads in Son La, Yen Bai, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An were hampered by landslides while dyke incidents occurred in Bac Giang and Thanh Hoa provinces.

The department of natural disaster prevention in the south reported that a whirlwind pulled down a house, killing two local residents in Cai Nuoc district in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on August 18 morning.

Ministries and relevant departments have been strictly implementing the Prime Minister’s official dispatch to address consequences of the storm.

Authorities of Nghe An province are sparing no effort to arrange accommodations for residents isolated in 26 hamlets in Ky Son, Tuong Duong, Con Cuong, Tan Ky, Anh Son, and Nghia Dan districts.

The Border Guard High Command of Thanh Hoa province has directed border units to deploy vehicles along with 420 soldiers and officers to help with the removal of locals in flood and landslide-prone areas in Quan Hoa, Quan Son, Ba Thuoc and Muong Lat districts to safe areas.-VNA