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Death toll rises to 13 as landslides, floods hit Vietnam in August

HANOI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Landslides and floods triggered by extended heavy rains killed 13 individuals and injured eight others within the northern area of Vietnam from Aug. 2 to 10, Vietnam’s National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control mentioned on Friday.

The fatalities had been largely reported in Lai Chau and Yen Bai provinces whereas the eight accidents had been recorded in Lai Chau, Son La and Cao Bang provinces, in response to the committee.

Rain-related disasters destroyed 82 homes and broken 1,088 others, with 1,277 hectares of rice and different crops affected, and a couple of,052 poultry animals and 255 cattle killed or swept away, in response to the committee.

A complete of 261 irrigation, clear water and embankment works together with 26 colleges and 4 well being services had been additionally broken. Heavy rainfall induced landslides at 709 places in roads and left 129 energy poles damaged, reported the committee.

In the primary seven months of this 12 months, pure disasters left 51 individuals lifeless or lacking and 52 others injured in Vietnam, confirmed General Statistics Office knowledge.

The disasters in the meantime induced financial losses of 881.1 billion Vietnamese dong (37 million U.S. {dollars}) from January to July, down 84.3 p.c 12 months on 12 months.