114 Dead, 21 Missing In Central Vietnam's Floods, Landslides
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Thu 22nd October 2020 | 03:30 PM
HANOI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Oct, 2020 ) :Floods, landslides and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 114 people dead and 21 others missing in central Vietnam since early October, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday.
Around 46,800 houses in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh remained inundated, the committee said, adding that more than 691,100 cattle and poultry animals have been killed or swept away.
Further search and rescue, post-disaster recovery and relocation of people are underway, according to the committee.
Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade is providing essential goods to isolated areas while strictly monitoring commercial activities especially the prices of those goods, Vietnam news Agency reported Thursday.
Authorities under the ministry will direct the quick restoration of local markets to meet people's demand for goods in the affected areas, according to the report.