Heavy rains and subsequent flashfloods have claimed the lives of 34 people and left 11 others missing since the beginning of August. — VNA/VNS Photo Hương Thu
HÀ NỘI — Cuba’s leader has expressed his sympathy in response to heavy losses in recent floods in northern mountainous provinces.
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz sent the messages to Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, President Trần Đại Quang and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. The Cuban leader also expressed his sympathy to families of victims and those affected by the natural disasters.
According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, heavy rains and subsequent flashfloods have claimed the lives of 34 people and left 11 others missing since the beginning of August.
The floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses, damaged 245 houses, submerged 338.5ha of rice, and forced 398 households to leave their homes for safer places.
They also blew away over 25,000cu.m of national roads and 117,706cu.m of provincial and district roads. Finally, they damaged 145 irrigation works and 2,072m of river dike, causing over VNĐ940 billion (US$41.3 million) in total economic losses in the provinces. — VNS