NGHE AN (Vietnam News/ANN) – Hundreds of people from the flooded Ky Son District have been rescued thanks to the army, police and Nghe An provincial authorities reaching them after prolonged heavy rains since September 4.
Only four households in Nam Tien 2 Village, Bao Nam Commune have been unaffected; the other 52 have been forced to evacuate.
Ky Son District People’s Committee reported that by September 12, more than 160 houses were waterlogged, of which eight collapsed and 66 others were damaged.
Hundreds of hectares of crops and fish ponds were washed away by floods.
Bao Nam Commune was the most affected locality, with 26 households destroyed and many cattle carried off. Prolonged heavy rains and landslides also caused many roads to be blocked and villages isolated.
Thò Bá Re, Deputy Chairman of Kỳ Son District People’s Committee said many people cried as they watched their livestock and fields being submerged in the fast-flowing water.
Kỳ Son District People’s Committee estimated that the severe flooding caused more than VNĐ70 billion in damage. The district authorities have assisted people with a total of 3.7 tonnes of rice, 740 boxes of instant noodles, 740 bottles of fish sauce, and 1,000 packs of spices.