The Vietnam Red Cross has pledged support to eight families who lost their members as a result of typhoon Kalmaegi in the northern province of Lang Son.

Kalmaegi, the third typhoon to hit Vietnam this year, claimed at least 10 lives and injured even more, and caused huge economic losses since making landfall in the North on September 16.

Each bereaved family received 3 million VND (140 USD) from the national Red Cross. Lang Son’s provincial Red Cross visited the victims’ families and provided an additional 2 million VND (100USD) for each bereaved family.

In the run up to the typhoon, the national Red Cross had asked its chapters in the northern coastal provinces to coordinate with local authorities to deal with potential floods and landslides.-VNA