PANO – Troops from Yen Bai Provincial Armed Force and army units garrisoned in Yen Bai Province have whole-heartedly assisted local people to overcome the aftermath of flooding caused by storm Kai Tak and torrential rains which hit the province on August 16th – 19th.
It is reported that 159 houses completely collapsed; 7,224 others were partly destroyed and 300 houses were submerged. Landslides and flooding claimed the lives of 2 people and injured 10.
Worse still, landslides had blocked traffic in 42 spots and, on the morning of August 19th, a landslide blocked traffic for hours at km 17 on Highway 70.
Facing this critical situation, 206 local officers and troops, 2,300 militiamen and 11 vehicles were mobilized to work with local forces to help local people stabilize their lives after the storm.
Translated by Mai Huong
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