PANO -  Heavy rains in July have flooded many districts in the outskirts of Hanoi such as Chuong My, Quoc Oai, and My Duc. For 15 days, 3,600 households in Chuong My have been inundated; thousands of hectares of rice and vegetables were destroyed; and 2,000m of rural roads were badly affected by the flooding.

The Hanoi Capital Command has mobilized thousands of troops, militiamen, and more than 300 vehicles of the military units stationed in the area to reinforce the dykes, evacuate people and their properties, transport food, medicines, and provide free health check-ups for  local people.

Translated by Lam Anh