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Two die in Dien Bien flooding

Update: August, 25/2015 - 08:04
Two people were washed away in floods caused by heavy rain in the mountainous Dien Bien Province early yesterday. — Photo vov.vn

DIEN BIEN (VNS) — Two people were washed away in floods caused by heavy rain in the mountainous Dien Bien Province early yesterday.

The victims were identified as a middle-age woman named Lo Thi Xuong, 43, from Khong To village in Tuan Giao District and a 57-year-old man, Luong Van Lien, living in the neighbouring Dien Bien District's Na Nhan village.

Another three people were injured following six hours of heavy rain that continued to lash since 3am, leading to flooding across three districts of Tuan Giao, Muong Ang and Dien Bien and Dien Bien Phu City.

The total damage was estimated at about VND2.5 billion (US$113,600). — VNS

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