More support for flood-hit residents in Lao Cai

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) Central Committee said on August 9 that it will provide the second aid batch for flood-hit residents in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

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According to the VRC, 400 cartons of essential goods will be distributed to families whose assets were lost. Each of the 35 households with houses collapsed, completely buried and swept away will receive US$135, while the families of the dead will be also given VND3 million each.

Previously, 250 cartons of family basics and two canvas tents were provided for those displaced by floods in Bat Xat district in the first batch on August 7.

The two batches are worth nearly US$22,321.

To cope with emergencies, the VRC chapter in Lao Cai province has mobilised local volunteers to help residents evacuate, clean houses and build makeshift tents after floods.

The provincial and Sa Pa district chapters of the VRC also offered money, fundamental goods and clothes worth nearly US$90,000 to the influenced people.

Floods from the night of August 4 until the next morning in Lao Cai claimed three lives and injured five others. Seven people are still missing.

While more than 20 houses were washed away or buried in earth and rocks, 450 houses were inundated.

Total damage is estimated at some US$9 million, according to the province’s steering board for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue.


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