Flash floods and landslides caused by downpour in Vietnam's northern and central regions since late last week have killed 14 people and left four missing, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Tuesday.
Quoting the committee, Xinhua news agency said as of Tuesday morning, floods and landslides claimed nine lives and left three people missing in central Thanh Hoa province.
Meanwhile, floods killed one person each in the five northern provinces of Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Son La, Lang Son and Lai Chau, and left another missing in Lai Chau.
The floods and landslides also destroyed 375 houses and inundated 5,735 hectares of rice and other crops, among ohers, and damaged 1,046 hectares of aquaculture ponds, 620 metres of dykes and 7,924 metres of canals.
Natural disasters, mostly typhoons, floods and landslides, killed or left missing 153 people and injured 119 others, and caused property losses of over US$304.3 million in the first eight months of this year, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK