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Heavy rain drenches much of Quảng Ninh

Update: April, 23/2016 - 13:28
Heavy rain has drenched much of the northern province of Quảng Ninh yesterday, forcing local authorities to relocate residents from areas in risk of flood and landslide.— Photo tuoitre.vn

QUẢNG NINH — Heavy rain has drenched much of the northern province of Quảng Ninh yesterday, forcing local authorities to relocate residents from areas in risk of flood and landslide.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Long urged Hạ Long and Cẩm Phả cities to work with the provincial Military Command to drain water in flooded areas.

Localities and relevant units were required to assign staff to be on duty around the clock to alert the provincial Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue of any latest incidents.

At 2pm the same day, the rainfall weakened in several areas in Hạ Long, Cẩm Phả and Uông Bí.

Last August, a historic torrential rainfall in the province claimed 17 lives and caused nearly VNĐ3 trillion (US$136.3 million) in damage. — VNS

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