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Landslides may hit northern mountainous region

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on Wednesday that there was high risk of landslide in northern provinces including Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Hoa Binh.

Workers clear a road affected by landslides to avoid traffic congestion.
Workers clear a road affected by landslides to avoid traffic congestion.

Heavy rains have hammered the northern and north central regions since Tuesday night. Some localities like Thai Nguyen’s Pho Yen District and Lang Son’s Dinh Lap District experienced rainfall of up to 68mm.

Tornados, thunderstorms and high winds were likely, according to the centre.

Downpours over the past two days have inundated a number of areas and damaged roads including National Highway 18C which passes through Dong Tam Commune in the northern province of Quang Ninh’s Binh Lieu District, affecting the lives of local residents.

To ensure safety and minimise damage, authorities have sent forces to areas where flash floods and landslide may occur, and advised local residents not to collect wood or catch fish at high tide.