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17 killed due to heavy downpour in Vietnam

Hanoi : At least 17 people have died due to heavy rain and flood in Vietnam, authorities said on Thursday. Vietnam’s central Binh Dinh province has been the hardest hit with nine persons killed, while eight people died in Quang Ngai province, due to flood and heavy downpour, according to Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Xinhua news agency reported.

In order to deal with the situation and mitigate damage, as well as overcome consequence and stabilize lives for people, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had urged provincial people’s committees and relevant ministries to coordinate in instruction and implementation of response measures.

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