Son La (VNA) – The northern mountainous provinceof Son La has suffered from heavy human and property losses caused bytorrential rains and floods triggered by a tropical depression.
As of 4pm of November 11, floods had claimedfive lives and injured three people while three others remained unaccountedfor.
About 160 houses were damaged in the districtsof Phu Yen, Van Ho, Muong La, Moc Chau and Bac Yen.
Floods also wreaked havoc on more than 180ha ofrice, 48ha of other crops and hundreds of livestock and poultry in Son La.
Roads to six communes of Phu Yen district alongwith two bridges in Gia Phu commune of this district were ruined.
Floodwater completely isolated six communes of VanHo district, namely Chieng Yen, Suoi Bang, Lien Hoa, Muong Men, Song Khua andMuong Te. It also inundated some sections of National Highways 37 and 43 andleft the 35kV power system in Phu Yen and Bac Yen districts out of order.
It is forecast that heavy rains measured at around 100mm willcontinue in areas from Son La southward to the central province Nghe An untilOctober 12 noon.-VNA