Luckily, no fatalities have been reported as local people were evacuated to safer areas after receiving warnings from local authorities.
At present, rescuers are mobilized to protect local people’s property, build temporary tents and provide food for the locals.
In another move, two workers who were each operating excavators suddenly fell off of a cliff while they were clearing mud and flood debris in Pa Tan commune, Sin Ho district on June 26.
The two victims were rescued at 11pm on the same day and had suffered slight injuries. Their health conditions were stable on the morning of June 27, according to leaders of the Lai Chau provincial Department of Transport.
As of late afternoon on June 26, floods and landslides had left 14 dead, 11 missing and 13 injured in Lai Chau with estimated losses of around VND300 billion.