(VOV) - Hundreds of families have moved to higher ground after water levels of the Hien and Bang rivers swelled up quickly on July 26, causing widespread flooding and threatening households living along the river banks.
Flash floods claim 2 lives in mountain localities
At 17.00pm, water levels were spilling out across the banks into local people’s houses, forcing them to evacuate from the flooded areas.
The Provincial People’s Committee has asked relevant agencies to stand by around the clock to help with rescue activity.
Despite dissipating two days ago, tropical storm Vicente has dumped heavy rains on Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang, Son La, and Yen Bai provinces in the northern mountainous region, causing flash floods and landslides.
At least five local people were washed away and three others remain missing, and many public works were damaged.