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|Flash floods on Monday night caused serious damage to mountainous Yen Tinh Commune. Twenty-eight houses in Pa Ty, Cap Chang, Cha Lum and Huoi Pai villages and two schools were flooded from 1 to 1.5m. - Photos baonghean.vn|
Chairman of Yen Tinh Commune People’s Commitee Vi Van Khiem said heavy rains and flash flooding occurred at 10pm on Monday with floodwaters rising to 1.5m, destroying cash crops and the property of local residents.
The local authorities have mobilised hundreds of officials, policemen and soldiers to clean up mud at flooded areas to ensure safety and stabilise the people’s lives, he told a local newspaper.
|Soldiers, teachers and local residents clean up the Yen Tinh boarding school after the flood.|
|The devastated boarding school after the flash flood.|
|Students pick up books floating in the mud.|
|A local house was flooded and belongings were washed away.|
|Teachers’ tools in the boarding school were also submerged in the mud.|
Yên Tĩnh is one of the communes in the region which is frequently hit by flash floods.