Hanoi (VNA) – Storm Sinlaku, the second of its kind to enter the East Sea since the beginning of this year, has caused two deaths, according to reports from the provinces at a meeting in Hanoi on August 3. One man was killed in a landslide in the northern province of Quang Ninh and the other was swept away by floods in the northern province of Hoa Binh as the storm landed on August 2, bringing torrential rains in northern and north central Vietnam. According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, torrential rains will continue in northern provinces until August 8. The centre also warned of flash floods and landslides in Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Son La, Phu Tho, Bac Kan, and Thai Nguyen. Deputy General Director of the Natural Disaster Management Authority and Deputy Office Chief of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Nguyen Truong Son required localities to pay … [Read more...] about Two die as storm Sinlaku sweeps through northern provinces
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Nguyễn Quý Ninh, chief of the steering committee secretariat, said victims of the heavy rain would receive an allowance from the provincial fund for natural disaster prevention and control. The dead victim’s family will receive about VNĐ5 million (US$210) whereas the others will receive funds based on the amount of damage sustained to their homes. … [Read more...] about One dies, 180 houses damaged in heavy rain
Do Van Manh, 40, a construction worker, died Sunday night inside his tent after a five-meter-high sea embankment collapsed following prolonged rains in Quang Ninh Province, the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported. … [Read more...] about Two killed as heavy rains ravage northern Vietnam
Middle-income Vietnam managed to jump 30 notches, from 94th in 2010 to 64th in 2016, on the list of the world’s biggest beer-drinking countries, Nguyen Tuan Lam, a WHO advisor for Vietnam, told an event held to discuss a draft decree on preventing alcohol abuse in Hanoi last week. … [Read more...] about Why do Vietnamese drink so much?
The people’s committees of Bắc Quang, Quang Bình, Vị Xuyên, Quản Bạ, Đồng Văn districts and Hà Giang Province were asked to regularly monitor reservoirs and report to the committee if detecting any potential risks. — VNS … [Read more...] about Hà Giang suffers losses worth VNĐ600 million due to heavy rains