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DPM visits worst affected flood area — TalkVietnam


Posted: 08 Sep 2013 10:43 PM PDT
Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 7 visited Sa Pa district in the northern province of Lao Cai, one of the worst flood affected province.

Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (center) visits and encourages victims of torrential rains, floods and landslides, Sa Pa district, September 7, 2013 - Photo: VGP/Le Son
Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (center) visits and encourages victims of torrential rains, floods and landslides, Sa Pa district, September 7, 2013 - Photo: VGP/Le Son

The Government leader asked the local authorities to mobilize all resources to support victims to overcome the difficulties.
Mr. Phuc also proposed Lao Cai province rebuild landslide damaged roads and provide 200 tons of food relief to flood victims.
According to the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention, as of September 7, torrential rains, floods and landslides in northern provinces have led to 25 deaths in which Lao Cai saw the highest number of casualties, with 10.
The floods also injured 16, destroyed 139 houses and submerged over 6,800 hectares of rice and other crops.
The total financial loss caused by the disaster is estimated at about VND39.2 billion.
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