HA NOI — One person was killed, seven were injured or missing and more than 10,000 households remained isolated due to the heavy rains and a sudden flash flood in Bac Me District of northern mountain Ha Giang Province last Friday and Saturday.
The flood seriously damaged 42 houses, seven of which were swept away, and destroyed hundreds of hectares of rice and farm produce of local ethnic and minority people.
Two communes of Lac Nong and Giap Trung were isolated due to the Na Phia suspension bridge in Yen Phu town being totally washed away by the flood.
Traffic in the national roads 34 and 4C and Minh Ngoc – Mau Due 34 route of Ha Giang Province was seriously tied-up due to a landslide and overflow of mud until Sunday morning.
The Bac Me District People's Committee Deputy Chairman, Dang Van Thuy, said that the province had mobilised rescue forces to search for missing people and repair flood problems.
Six injured people are currently in recovery and rescue teams are searching for the missing person in Giap Trung Commune, according to Thuy.
The province's hydro-meteorological forecasting centre said that the water level of the Gam River was still high at 17.8 metres on Sunday morning. — VNS