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3 Dead in Heavy Rain in Vietnam


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 10:16 PM
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In northern Vietnam, heavy monsoon rains have led to floods and landslides, resulting in the deaths of three individuals, according to official media reports on Monday.

The relentless downpour over several days has submerged thousands of homes.

Footage broadcasted by state media depicted torrents sweeping through mountainous roads in Ha Giang province, a popular area for motorcyclists.

The scenes also showed overturned and abandoned vehicles, along with residents taking refuge on the rooftops of their homes.

State-run "Voice of Vietnam" reported that three people lost their lives, either swept away by floodwaters or buried under landslides.

Northern Vietnam has been experiencing continuous heavy rainfall since Saturday, which has partially flooded thousands of homes and destroyed numerous roads, according to official media sources.

The flooding of the Lo River caused "floods and landslides," as stated by provincial authorities in a statement on their website. Access to three towns near the Chinese border has been cut off due to landslides.

Last weekend, floods were also recorded in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong and in Quang Ninh province, home to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vietnam regularly faces extreme weather conditions during the rainy season, which lasts from June to November. Last year, natural disasters such as floods and landslides resulted in 169 deaths or missing persons in this Southeast Asian country.

Scientists indicate that climate change is intensifying extreme weather events.