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Landslides kill two in Ha Giang

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm




Landslides kill two in Ha Giang


QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:35 (GMT+7)

Heavy downpour and flash floods on July 24 caused landslides and killed two local residents in the northern mountain province of Ha Giang.


At 09.00 am flash floods triggered a sudden fall of thousands of cubic metres of earth and rocks down the hill in Khuay Hao village, Yen Minh district. Earth and rocks reduced a house owned by Sinh Minh Sinh, a Mong ethnic local, to rubble and killed his three-year-old niece Sinh Thi Chinh. 


The district administration and Red Cross society dispatched rescue forces to the site and provided the Sinh with VND6 million in relief aid to help them stabilise life.


Three hours earlier, heavy rains accompanied by strong winds also caused a landslide in Na Tri commune, Xin Man district. Hundreds of earth and rocks fell down and flattened nurse Nguyen Thi Thu Hien’s house. The 26-year-old nurse died immediately.


District administration officials rushed to the site and instructed local rescue forces to deal with the aftermath of the natural calamity. The district and its Red Cross society provided VND3 million to Hien’s family to organise the memorial service for the unfortunate nurse.


Meanwhile, storm Chanthu, which weakened into a low pressure system on July 23, has dumped heavy rains of 232mm on the northern mountain province of Yen Bai. Torrential rains have caused flooding in 5 wards in Yen Bai city, a house in Hop Minh commune to collapse, and water levels in major rivers to swell up.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

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