Heavy rain floods parts of northern Vietnam

VOV.VN - Heavy rain has over the past 24 hours submerged parts of northern localities, including Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, and Ha Giang.

Lashing rain poured down in Hanoi capital on May 22 evening and lasted till early hours of May 23 morning, flooding many sections of roads in outlying districts such as Ba Vi, Phuc Tho, Thach That, Me Linh, and Dan Phuong.

Continuous rain also inundated many areas of its inner districts, causing difficulty for commuters during morning rush hours.

In neighbouring Vinh Phuc province, overnight rain flooded major arteries in Vinh Yen city, disrupting traffic between local wards. Police officers were immediately deployed to regulate traffic flows in support of local people’s movement.

Meanwhile, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang reported initial property damage caused by heavy rain and strong winds.

A landslide occurred overnight, burying a local house in Tham Ve village, Vi Xuyen district.

Heavy downpours also submerged subsidiary crops and damaged several roads, causing total estimated loss of approximately VND500 million.

Rain is forecast for May 24, and weather experts warned about risks of flash floods, landslides and severe flooding in mountainous and low-lying areas of Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc, Hai Phong, Bac Giang, and Quang Ninh.