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Man killed in flash floods after heavy rain in Son La

Update: August, 21/2015 - 08:46
Son La Province's roads were flooded yesterday. — Photo vov.vn

SON LA (VNS) — Flooding caused by more than 100 millimetres of rain yesterday in mountainous Son La Province killed one man and caused hundred thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Three hours of heavy rain from 2am led to a flash flood in the Don and Muoi creeks in Thuan Chau District.

Lo Van Hieu, 40, from Chieng Pac Commune, was killed in the torrent.

The floods covered more than 200ha of newly planted paddy fields. Nearly 40ha of fish farms and six bridges were also damaged.

"We managed to evacuate in time due to experience gained from the last flooding," Doan Thi Sen from Tong Lanh, one of the affected villages, told the Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) radio station.

The previous flooding hit Son La in June, killing 11, six of whom came from Tong Lanh village.

More than 200 police officers and soldiers were immediately deployed to the affected areas yesterday morning to move families whose houses were at risk of landslides. — VNS

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