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Sympathies sent to flood-hit localities in central, Central Highlands regions

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man on October 12 offered sympathies to authorities and families affected by recent floods in the central and Central Highlands regions.

The message, sent to those in the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Gia Lai, and Dak Lak, and Da Nang city, noted that prolonged heavy rains triggered by Storm Linfa and tropical depressions have resulted in severe floods in some provinces and cities in the central and Central Highlands regions.

According to the standing office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, floods had killed 18 and injured many others while 14 people had gone missing as of 8pm of October 11. More than 150,000 houses had been inundated or damaged.

The regions have also suffered heavy losses in terms of crops, aquaculture, and livestock and poultry farming.

The Standing Board of the VFF Central Committee highly values local authorities, VFF committees, and organisations’ high sense of responsibility, search, rescue, and assistance for flood-hit people.

It also requested the VFF committees of these localities to coordinate with local administrations and steering boards for natural disaster prevention and control to help victimised families and continue listing human and property losses to report to the Standing Board so that more support will be provided.

To assist flood victims, the VFF Central Committee’s Standing Board decided to initially offer 5 million VND (215 USD) for each family with dead or missing people and 3 million VND for each seriously injured victim./