Landslide in Phuc Loi commune, Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province (Photo: VNA)

Yen Bai (VNA)
– Nearly 40 houses in Luc Yen district in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai were damaged due to torrential rains on August 6-7.

One house in Trung Tam commune completely collapsed while 32 others in Phuc Loi, Trung Tam, and Phan Thanh communes were seriously damaged.

Six houses are at risk of collapse and need removal to safer places due to landslides.

Heavy rains also submerged 20 hectares of rice in Tan Linh commune.

There was a landslide on Highway 70 from Km 78 to Km 80 in Phuc Loi commune, causing traffic jam for several hours.

The total economic losses were estimated at about 500 million VND (21,462 USD).

Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in the past days had left six dead, five missing and two injured in the northern mountainous region by 17:00 on August 5, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The natural disaster also collapsed seven houses, inundated 276 hectares of rice, destroyed 25 hectares of agricultural land and damaged four cultural works and schools.-VNA