At least five people have been killed and 13 others remained missing in the flooding triggered by Storm Wipha in some northern provinces, according to local authorities.
A man stands on a flooded road in Muong Lat District in Thanh Hoa Province on August 3
The figures was announced in a report released Sunday evening by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention which also said 284 houses had been damaged in Thanh Hoa, Lang Son, Dien Bien and Bac Kan provinces.
A man is rescued after being swept away by the flood in Thanh Hoa Province on August 3
According to the committee, heavy rains triggered by Storm Wipha has been going on since August 2, causing flooding and landslides in many areas in Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Lang Son, and Thanh Hoa provinces. Muong Lat and Quan Son districts in Thanh Hoa Province has been isolated by the flood. Local authorities are still trying to look for 12 missing people.
A road is damaged by the flood in Thanh Hoa Province
Rains are forecasted to continue in the northern region on August 5. Dtinews
One person was dead while 15 others went missing in the north central province of Thanh Hoa early August 3 due to landslides and floods triggered by rains brought by storm Wipha, which landed in northern Vietnam the previous night.
Storm Wipha made landfall in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on August 2 night and has weaken to a tropical depression, delivering drenching rains and strong gusts to northern and north-central localities.