Typhoon turns roads into rivers in northern Vietnam

By Ngoc Thanh   August 21, 2016 | 11:56 am GMT+7
Typhoon turns roads into rivers in northern Vietnam
Police helps evacuate a man. Photo from Yen Bai Newspaper

Torrential rain has caused serious flooding in the northern city of Yen Bai following Typhoon Dianmu.

Many people in Vietnam's northern mountainous city of Yen Bai were trying to salvage what they could after Saturday's floods left their houses submerged.

Yen Bai City turned river on August 20 with more than 100 houses in various communes and wards under water.

Yen Bai City looked more like Venice on August 20 with more than 100 houses under water.

Rains reduced at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday but water level from the Red River kept rising, threatening to cause more damage to Yen Bai

Rains subsided at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday but water levels in the Red River continued to rise, threatening to cause more damage to Yen Bai.

Yen Bai Railway Station is severely hit with some places being put 1.5 m under water. Local authorities use loudspeakers to give flood alerts.

Yen Bai Railway Station was severely hit with some places under 1.5 m of water. Local authorities have been using loudspeakers to issue flood alerts.

Many have to move their assets to higher floors.

Many have had to move their belongings upstairs.

A business household in Tran Hung Dao Street using a motorcycle to move assets.

A business household on Tran Hung Dao Street uses a motorcycle to move goods to safety.

Two locals in Yen Bai Province dead with another injured after the typhoon.

Two locals in Yen Bai Province died with another injured after the typhoon.

Local authorities on duty to provide necessary information and assist people after the typhoon.

Local authorities have been updating people and offering assistance in the wake of the typhoon.

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