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DTiNews’ charity fund supports flood victims
  • By Nguyen Duy | dtinews.vn | October 03, 2013 11:17 AM
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The chief editor of DTiNews, Pham Huy Hoan, has decided to to use part of their Compassionate Hearts Charity Fund to support flood victims in the central province of Quang Binh.

 

 Storm No. 10 is the strongest typhoon sine 2006

These people have been affected by Storm 10 which ravaged some central localities.

On October 2, a DTiNews representative delivered 100 boxes of instant noodles and 100 bottles of drinking water to people in Son Thuy and Loc Thuy communes of Le Thuy District, which were the hardest-hit by the typhoon.

According to the Father Front Chairman of Son Thuy Commune, Vo Van Phong, more than 2,000 local households were put under water, of these 80% of houses with their roofs swept away. Besides, thousands of hectares of rubber waiting for harvest were damaged. The initial estimates of losses were around VND35 billion (USD16.6 million).

Local people happy with DTiNews' donation

Nguyen Thi Lieu, 76, said that the storm has ruined her newly-built temporary house, and that she now has nowhere to go.

Tran Thi Tu, 63, also said that her house was seriously damaged with one room completely ruined and the roof swept away.

The local residents expressed their their gratitude to DTiNews for the assistance.

A report from the Le Thuy District Flood and Storm Prevention and Control Board said storm No. 10 affected more than 31,000 homes. Thousands of hectares of crops were also destroyed. The total loss is estimated at around VND1 trillion (USD47.6 million).

 

As of the morning of Oct 2 many communes in Le Thuy District are still under water 

The typhoon, the strongest one sine 2006, destroyed 372 houses, taking the roofs off over 194,000, and flooded over 25,700 houses, hospitals and public communities, damaged 120 vessels and over 2,000 fish ponds in the central region of Vietnam.

Chairman of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Nguyen Thien Nhan, has urged all Vietnamese people from all walks of life both within and outside Vietnam to help the victims of the tropical storm.

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