Flash floods cause devastation in Lao Cai

(VOV) -Rescue forces are assisting the efforts of local northern mountainous provincial Lao Cai residents in dealing with the aftermath of flash floods and landslides that have left at least 25 dead or missing.

Huge loss of human lives and property were reported after the natural disaster hit Sa Pa district’s Ban Khoang commune.

Initial indications suggest the disaster has caused damage worth an estimated VND200 billion.

Police and military manpower were mobilised to offer aid to local victims and help secure a degree of at least temporary stability.

Some photos of Lao Cai’s flood-hit areas:
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Police and military forces evacuated flood victims to safer areas
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Mud and soil blocked traffic in Ban Khoang commune
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At least two people are still missing