Storm Sinlaku kills two, thousands of hectares of crops damaged
  • |, TP | August 03, 2020 05:03 PM
Storm Sinlaku ravaged the northern region of Vietnam on Monday, leaving two dead and damaging thousands of hectares of rice and crops.

The information was given by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

On Monday afternoon, the storm weakened into a low tropical pressure, affecting some northern provinces, including Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa.

A tent collapsed at a construction site in Bai Chay Ward, Quang Ninh Province, killing a 41-year-old worker staying inside at the height of the storm. Meanwhile, a local resident in Hoa Binh Province was swept away by rising floodwaters caused by torrential downpours.

The storm has flooded 2,420 hectares of rice and 20 hectares of crops in Ha Tinh.

In the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, the typhoon injured one person and blew over 10 trees.

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has been hard hit with 930 houses inundated. More than 180 hectares of rice and 4,200 hectares of crop,17,000 poultries were swept away.

The National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting reported from now to this weekend, the northern region would face heavy rain. Mountainous localities are warned about possible landslides and flash floods.

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