PSNews - Yen Bai province's Mu Cang Chai district was one of the hardest-hit areas of the recent tropical depression battering the country’s Northwestern provinces. Against this backdrop, hundreds of mobile police officers have been mobilized to help local people overcome flooding consequences.
Heavy downpours during the night of August 2 and early morning of August 3 caused flashfloods, which left dozens missing and caused serious damages to theYen Bai province's Mu Cang Chai district.
|The police officers are working day and night to search for missing persons and to join hand with locals in overcoming the aftermath of the recent disaster, helping the people soon return to normal life.
Shortly, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and leaders of ministries visited the sites to direct search and rescue for missing persons and join locals in overcoming the consequences.
Under the directions of the Deputy Prime Minister and the People's Committee of Yen Bai province, 61 police officers of Battalion 3, under the Northwest Mobile Police Brigade, the Mobile Police High Command were mobilized to the remote areas of Mu Cang Chai district to help local people overcome consequences from August 7.
The police officers are working day and night to search for missing persons and to join hand with locals in overcoming the aftermath of the recent disaster, helping the people soon return to normal life.
Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had the highest number of missing persons with 13.
Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses, damaged 245 houses, submerged 338.5 hectares of rice, and made 398 households leave their homes to safer places.
The intense floods also blew away over 25,000 cubic metres of national roads, 117,706 cubic metres of provincial and district roads; damaged 145 irrigation works and 2,072 metres of river dike, causing about over 940 billion VND (41.36 million USD) in economic losses in the provinces.By Phung Nguyen