At least five people have been killed and 13 others remained missing in the flooding triggered by Storm Wipha in some northern provinces, according to local authorities.
The figures was announced in a report released Sunday evening by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention which also said 284 houses had been damaged in Thanh Hoa, Lang Son, Dien Bien and Bac Kan provinces.
According to the committee, heavy rains triggered by Storm Wipha has been going on since August 2, causing flooding and landslides in many areas in Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Lang Son, and Thanh Hoa provinces. Muong Lat and Quan Son districts in Thanh Hoa Province has been isolated by the flood. Local authorities are still trying to look for 12 missing people.
Rains are forecasted to continue in the northern region on August 5.