According to the Permanent Office of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Office of the National Committee for Response to Incidents and Natural Disasters and Search and Rescue, border guards in central provinces, ship owners and captains informed 317,654 people on 71,662 ships of the tropical depression’s developments and movements, so that they could escape from dangerous places and ensure the safety of humans and vehicles.

Meanwhile, heavy rains, flooding, and landslides left four dead, four missing and four injured while submerging and ruining 3,725 hectares of rice and farm produce.

Joint forces are continuing to search for three missing fishermen on trawler QNa-91928TS. The trawler with 44 fishermen was sinking on September 2 when trying to avoid the tropical depression near the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago of Vietnam. 41 fishermen were saved by trawler QNg-90817TS and transferred to ship KN420 on September 3.

A leader of Military Region 4 hands over a gift to a victim

Also on September 4, on-site forces provided disaster relief in Lao Cai province while searching for two people in Van Ban and Sa Pa districts. The two people have been missing since August 30.

The same day, landslides in Phuc Loi commune, Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province claimed one life and left three missing. The local authority mobilized 67 people, including troops, to make rescue missions.

* As of 15:00 on September 4, a long day of heavy downpour raised water levels of rivers and springs, isolating various localities in Quang Binh province. This left one dead, one missing, two injured and over 2,800 houses flooded and isolated in the province.

In badly-hit Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa districts, local authorities mobilized forces to move 834 households and property to safe areas.

Colonel Luu Duc Chinh, Commissar of the Military Command of Minh Hoa district, said that the command deployed all of its troops with canoes, lifejackets, and foodstuff to the localities mostly affected by the flooding.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, on the afternoon of September 4, the tropical depression that developed in the waters of coastal provinces from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai was weakening into a depression area with the wind speed at the eye of 40km/h. In the next 24 hours, the depression area will move to the waters in the northeast of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and then weaken and gradually dissipate.

Translated by Mai Huong