Sơn Tây, Vietnam, Aug 8, 2018 / 11:11 am
Heavy rains have caused flooding in northern and north-central Vietnam, and officials of the local Church are encouraging aid for those affected.
Fr Paul Nguyễn Quốc Anh, director of Caritas in the Diocese of Hưng Hóa, has challenged laity and religious to buy food, water, and medicine for the flood and landside victims, "for Catholics and non-Catholics," AsiaNews reported.
Continuous rains from July 23 – Aug. 6 have led to flooding around Sơn Tây which has killed at least 28 people. Eleven people are missing, buildings, roads and bridges have collapsed, and agriculture has been severely affected.
Hà Văn Huyên, the leader of a village in the Yên Bái province, recalled the devastating moment of a flash flood.