VFF extends sympathies to flood victims hinh anh 111 people were killed, 12 others went missing and 13 were injured in floods. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front  Central Committee (VFFCC) on July 21 sent a message of sympathy to authorities and people affected by floods in Thanh Hoa, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces.

The message noted that storm Son Tinh, the third tropical storm to enter the East Sea this year, has triggered torrential rains and floods in the north central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh, and the northern mountainous provinces of Yen Bai and Hoa Binh, causing human and property losses.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported that as of July 21 morning, 11people were killed, 12 others went missing and 13 were injured in floods. Besides, the natural disasters also damaged hundreds of houses, and flooded and destroyed hundreds of hectares of rice and other food crops.

The VFFCC Standing Board applauded the high sense of responsibility and concerted efforts of all-level Party Committees, authorities, VFF’s chapters, organisations, agencies and armed forces in searching for the missing and supporting flood victims.

In the message, the VFFCC Standing Board asked the VFF committees of the provinces to coordinate with local authorities and provincial steering boards for natural disaster prevention and control to evaluate human and property losses caused by the floods and reported to the VFF.

The VFFCC Standing Board also announced a decision to send 5 million VND (220 USD) in aid to each family of the bereaved and missing, 3 million VND (30 USD) to each seriously injured person and 40 million VND (1,760 USD) to each family made homeless by the floods.-VNA