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Flooded region gets help

Update: October, 19/2013 - 11:53

DA NANG  (VNS)—People in Central provinces affected by the recent storms received food, money and construction materials from the Government, organisations and individuals.

The Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) provided aid to people in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai one day after the storm ended on Tuesday afternoon.

"We brought food, blankets, nets and water to the people in heavily affected communes and districts in Da Nang and Quang Nam; 800 emergency relief packages were handed to villagers in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh, where thousands of people were affected by the flood," said Doan Van Thai, VNRC's vice chairman and general secretary.

"A water filter system with a daily capacity of 50,000 litres was installed in Quang Binh Province yesterday. I hope the system can help provide clean water for the population of the most seriously affected commune in the province," he further said.

Aid to local residents will continue throughout the month, according to Thai.

There will be free medical examinations for residents of the storm-stricken areas in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces.

Da Nang gave 75 portions of food and daily necessities to people in Lien Chieu district, with the district people's committee providing 2,000 boxes of instant noodles and two tonnes of rice.

The Ministry of Public Security donated VND400 million to the Da Nang People's Committee to help local people.

Many individuals nationwide sent money to help. Communes in Duy Xuyen district in Quang Nam Province received VND100 million.

Viet Nam Rubber Corporation donated VND200 million to support local people in Quang Ngai Province.

Islanders on Cham Island, off the coast of Cua Dai beach in Hoi An town, received the first donations of food and money on Thursday.

Ha Noi's Fatherland Front chapter also sent VND4 billion to the central region, while Amway Viet Nam donated VND50 million.

In Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, local people have yet to receive support as flood isolated the areas and caused landslides in mountainous areas.

In Da Nang's Hoa Vang district, two people died after the storm yesterday. One man fell down from his roof while repairing it and a two-year old was swept away by floodwater. — VNS

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