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9/8/2018 5:16:10 AM

Over VND 5 billion to support flood-hit residents in Thanh Hoa

The central province of Thanh Hoa raised a fund of more than VND 5 billion (USD 215,000) from individuals and organisations at a ceremony held on September 7 to support flood-hit locals, helping them overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives.

Flood damages houses in Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: VNA)

Of the total amount, the province’s police and the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies each donated VND 2 billion (USD 86,000).

Besides the amount mobilised at the ceremony, the Vietnam Red Cross Society’s Thanh Hoa chapter as well as organisations and businesses outside and inside the province gave aid worth VND 1.4 billion (USD 60,200), VND 340 million (USD 14,620) of which was in cash and the remainders were commodities like instant noodle, water bottles, notebooks and school bags.

Torrential rain from August 28-31, triggered by a low tropical pressure, caused serious floods in Muong Lat, Quan Son, Quan Hoa, Ba Thuoc, Cam Thuy, Thach Thanh, Vinh Loc and Yen Dinh districts.

According to statistics, flood left 12 people dead and missing while 13,000 houses have been inundated and 800 others swept away, collapsed or severely damaged. Thousands hectares of crops have been submerged in floodwater, and hundreds of head of cattle and poultry were killed.

Critical damage was seen in roads, schools, medical stations, and telecommunication facilities./.

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