|Heavy rains damaged many houses in Lào Cai Province. – VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI – Prolonged heavy rains in Lào Cai Province over the past few days flooded 46 houses, according to the provincial Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control.
The downpour, with an average rainfall of 122.6-135mm, also damaged over 120ha of crops, killed 600 poultry birds and cows and destroyed nearly 20ha of aquaculture.
Many irrigation works and transport routes were also damaged. The total damage is estimated to be over VNĐ2 billion (US$89,000).
Lào Cai City, Bảo Thắng and Bắc Hà districts were the most affected.
Local authorities mobilised available forces to help the affected people, and those living in areas prone to landslides have been moved to safer places. – VNS