At least 24 people die due to flooding in Vietnam

At least 24 people have died due to the floods that have occurred in central South Vietnam and another six remain missing, as reported by the country’s authorities on Monday.

Floods in August have affected both southern and northern Vietnam, where typhoon ‘Wipha’ killed 13 people, according to the Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Natural Disasters.

Around 3,900 homes and more than 22,000 hectares of crops, mainly in Lam Dong Province, have been affected by flooding in the south of the country. The floods have also damaged more than 30 kilometers of national roads, including the road that leads to the tourist city of Dalat.

The damages are estimated at more than 1,000 million Vietnamese dong (around 41 million euros), the most serious loss in recent years.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention reported that 181 people died in natural disasters in 2018. Almost all died in storm-related incidents, such as floods and landslides.