Today: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 year

Seven people have died due to floods and landslides in northern Vietnam.

Seven people have died due to floods and landslides in northern Vietnam.

Heavy downpours have triggered flash floods and landslides in Vietnam’s northern provinces, killing seven people.

Two of the dead were young children born in 2021 and 2023. Three people were seriously injured due to landslides. Numerous roads were blocked and extensive damage was caused to property and infrastructure.

“A report from the Disaster Management and Search and Rescue Committee of Yen Bai Province said that heavy rain caused flash floods… The flood damaged 31 houses and sections of the national highway,” local media reported.

The villages of Mong Kang, Khoen On, Mong Kim, Ta Hoa and Ta Mung were the hardest hit, as more than 140 hectares of rice fields, vegetable beds and fish ponds were destroyed, resulting in more than VND 8 billion worth of damage ( 377 thousand dollars).


Local authorities were instructed to take measures to protect mines, reservoirs and dams, especially in relation to small hydroelectric power plants. They were also instructed to organize a permanent detachment to regulate and resolve potential incidents.