Landslides kill 2, injure 7 in Vietnam's northern mountains

By Phuong Son   September 4, 2017 | 10:12 am GMT+7
Landslides kill 2, injure 7 in Vietnam's northern mountains
Local authorities visit the injured victims at the hospital. Photo courtesy of Yen Bai Newspaper

A 8-month-old child and her mother perished.

Heavy rains lashed the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai late Sunday, triggering landslides that killed an 8-month-old child and her mother and injured 7 other people.

The local authorities have provided the families of dead victims with VND5 million ($220) each and the injured VND3 million each. They are also scrambling to evacuate landslide-prone households. 

Heavy rains and flash floods also hit Yen Bai last month, killing 14 people and washing away hundreds of homes.