The Vietnam Red Cross Society will provide nearly 11,000 USD in cash to flood victims in the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau and Ha Giang which were hardest hit by the natural disaster. As of 17:00 on June 25, the death toll in flood and landslides rose to 14 in Ha Giang and Lai Chau.

Accordingly, Lai Chau will receive over 6,500 USD and Ha Giang 4,300 USD to distribute to families of victims who were dead or injured during the flood.

The society will sent working groups to Lai Chau, bringing along relief for local residents.

After traffic is resumed in the two provinces, the society will organize teams to transport necessities and clean water to flood-hit areas.

Heavy rains over the past few days caused massive floods and landslides in the northern mountainous region, with Lai Chau and Ha Giang being the hardest hit. As of 6 am on June 25, the death toll in flood and landslides rose to seven, with five in Lai Chau and two in Ha Giang.

At the same time, eight people in Lai Chau went missing and five were injured.

Floods and landslides also destroyed and damaged hundreds of houses, hundreds of hectares of rice and crop.

Total losses are estimated to reach over 3 million USD, with Lai Chau being the hardest hit.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a dispatch asking relevant ministries, sectors and localities to focus resources on search and rescue along with activities to overcome flood consequences.-VNA