Torrential rains have raised the level of water in rivers and streams, rolling in many villages and engulfing the locals’ houses.

The water level of Ia Drang stream rising inundating several hectares of crops and houses of people in the border area of Chu Prong, Gia Lai

Facing the situation, officers and soldiers from the Gia Lai provincial Border Guard Command have coordinated with the armed force of Chu Prong district to assist locals in coping with the disaster.

On October 18, the provincial border guards sent troops to the border area of Chu Prong to help local people clean up their houses and gardens.

Previously, the Training and Mobility Battalion under the Gia Lai provincial Border Guard Command promptly deployed 30 troops and vehicles to collaborate with local armed and police forces to move households in Ia Puch commune (Chu Prong district) and property to safer places.

Gia Lai province’s border troops and local armed forces helping flood-hit people

According to local Vo Ngoc Xinh from Ia Puch commune, this is the first time he has seen such a big flood and the level of water rose faster and higher than ever before. Another local shared that the water level rose by a meter in less than 30 minutes. Fortunately, border troops and relevant forces quickly rushed to the area and rescue disaster-hit people in a timely manner.

On behalf of the Chu Prong district Party Committee, Secretary Dinh Van Dung expressed his deep thanks to troops of the Gia Lai provincial Border Guard Command and local armed forces for their timely support in dealing with Storm Kompasu.

Troops helping local people move agricultural products and goods to safe places

He underlined that the images of the troops had left a good impression on local people, contributing to reinforcing the people’s trust in the Party, the State and the military.

Translated by Quynh Oanh