At least 5 people lost their lives after heavy rainfall from 20 July triggered flooding and landslides in northern Vietnam.
Vietnam’s Disaster Management Authority reported flooding and landslides in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Provinces.
Ha Giang City recorded 378mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 July, while Dao Duc recorded 395 mm and Cao Bo (both in Ha Giang Province) 401 mm.
All 5 fatalities occurred in Ha Giang Province, including 2 in floods in Bac Quang district, 2 in a landslide in Hoang Su Phi district and 1 in a landslide in Ha Giang city. Two houses were destroyed, 57 severely damaged and 524 flooded.
Meanwhile 5 houses were damaged and 1 person injured in flooding and landslides in neighbouring Cao Bang Province.
Affected Area / Region: Ha Giang and Cao Bang Province, Viet Nam
Affected Families: 588
Affected Persons: 2941
Damaged houses: 588
Source: ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance