HANOI, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods and landslides caused by downpour in Vietnam's northern and central regions since late last week have killed 16 people and left four missing, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday.
As of Thursday morning, floods and landslides claimed 10 lives and left two people missing in central Thanh Hoa province. Meanwhile, floods killed six people and left four others missing in the five northern provinces of Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Lang Son and Hoa Binh.
The floods and landslides also destroyed many houses, crops, roads, dykes and canals, and killed 2,300 cattle and over 102,300 fowls, said the committee.
Natural disasters, mostly typhoons, floods and landslides, killed or left missing 153 people and injured 119 others, and caused property losses of over 7,000 billion Vietnamese dong (3004.3 million U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of this year, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.