Typhoon leaves trail of destruction in northern provinces

Update: July, 21/2014 - 16:02

Typhoon Rammasun has led to the flooding of many northern provinces of Viet Nam, and the deaths of at least 11 people, while several are missing. The total damage caused by the storm has not been reported yet, but many people have lost their homes, landslides are blocking several roads and hundreds of hectares of rice and other crops have been damaged. The local authorities are trying to repair the damage and help residents resume normal life. Viet Nam News shows the aftermath of the typhoon through some photos:

Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the northern mountain province of Son La on the night of July 19-20, according to the provincial Search, Rescue and Flood Prevention Steering Committee. The storm has led to the flooding of the road leading to Quynh La District and of many areas of subsidiary crops. It has also damaged houses and caused landslides on many roads. — Photo Cong Luat
A landslide blocks a section of National Highway 6 in Son La Province's Thuan Chau District. — Photo Cong Luat
Flood waters have submerged the parking area in Dong Kinh Market, a famous tourist destination in the northern Lang Son province. The Ky Cung River water level reportedly rose on July 20, flooding Lang Son City. — Photo Doan Hoang Nam
Necessity is the mother of invention. A local man uses a truck tyre to cross a flooded area in Lang Son City. Meanwhile, the province's armed force helps residents to transport their assets and goods to safer areas. — Photo Doan Hoang Nam
A view of the roofs of shops at Gieng Vuong Market in Lang Son Province. — Photo Doan Hoang Nam
The floods have affected business in the market. While no damage has been reported yet, it is likely that the shop owners have suffered losses — Photo Doan Hoang Nam
A man in Con Khuyen Village in Lang Son City's Mai Pha Commune uses a raft to carry his family's home appliances out of the flooded area. — Photo Tran Thang Trung
Many residents of Con Khuyen Village escaped to safer areas even as their houses were submerged completely in the flood water. — Photo Tran Thang Trung
Tran Thi Ngan, left, and her family members in Con Khuyen Village have been forced to pitch tents on the roadside. — Photo Tran Thang Trung
Tran Nhat Duat Street in Lang Son City has been submerged in water. — Photo Tran Thang Trung
A view of Tran Dang Ninh road. — Photo Tran Thang Trung