Much of that funding was used on Saturday, August 5, to purchase 15 tons of rice and other essential foodstuffs that were distributed by local police, army and other volunteers who teamed up to help the hardest hit villages in the region.
It really is a devastating situation to see families and businesspeople who have gone through this and we’re going to use the money to help those who were affected, said Nguyen Thanh Cong, secretary of the district of Muong La.
Mr Cong said walking around neighbourhoods and seeing people’s lives strewn across the landscape highlights just how personal floods are.
Remarkably, in the process of distributing food, the relief workers managed to pull a villager of Nam Pam to safety after he was buried in mud and stone for several days. He is now recovering at a local medical clinic.VOV