Hundreds of houses in Bac Giang inundated by flood water

22:44 11/05/2022

Hundreds of homes in Luc Ngan district of the northern province of Bac Giang have been left submerged in flood water following a period of torrential rain.

According to Nguyen The Thi, vice chairman of the People's Committee of Luc Ngan district, widespread floods from Lang Son province and heavy rains which began at midnight of May 9 caused water levels of local rivers to rise rapidly.

According to Nguyen The Thi, vice chairman of the People's Committee of Luc Ngan district, widespread floods from Lang Son province and heavy rains which began at midnight of May 9 caused water levels of local rivers to rise rapidly.

This leaves hundreds of households isolated and disrupts traffic routes across the communes of Cam Son, Tan Son, Phong Van, and Sa Ly.

This leaves hundreds of households isolated and disrupts traffic routes across the communes of Cam Son, Tan Son, Phong Van, and Sa Ly.

Due to the weather event, local people have also been evacuated to safe areas.

Due to the weather event, local people have also been evacuated to safe areas.

Police officers, soldiers, militia members, and community-defence forces have been mobilised and sent to flood-prone areas to become involved in rescue and support work in case of emergencies.

Police officers, soldiers, militia members, and community-defence forces have been mobilised and sent to flood-prone areas to become involved in rescue and support work in case of emergencies.

Hundreds of hectares of lychees and crops that were in the harvest season have been left flooded.

Hundreds of hectares of lychees and crops that were in the harvest season have been left flooded.

Several utility poles were broken due to the flooding, thereby causing power outages across several villages and communes.

Several utility poles were broken due to the flooding, thereby causing power outages across several villages and communes.

A number of schools were also seriously inundated by flooding.

A number of schools were also seriously inundated by flooding.

Local authorities warn residents not to wade through rivers when the water is flowing fast. In addition, they should quickly turn off the circuit breaker in the breaker box in order to avoid any electric shock when their houses are flooded.

Local authorities warn residents not to wade through rivers when the water is flowing fast. In addition, they should quickly turn off the circuit breaker in the breaker box in order to avoid any electric shock when their houses are flooded.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of any deaths so far.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of any deaths so far.
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