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Viet Nam: Hanoi gets donations to overcome flood aftermath

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Philanthropists and businesses on Nov. 9 donated 1.35 billion VND to Hanoi's natural disaster fund to help citizens overcome the aftermath of the recent torrential rain and consequent floods that hit the city for nearly a week.

The rain, believed to be the heaviest over the past two decades, damaged more than 56,000 ha of winter crops, killed more than 72,400 livestock and cattle, and inundated 9,700 ha of fish farms and 2,380 ha of paddy fields in the city.

Consequent floods stranded communications in many parts of the city and heavily affected citizens' life and business activities.

Hanoi authorities estimated that rain and floods cost the city more than 3 trillion VND and called on State offices, businesses and philanthropists to contribute more to the municipal natural disaster fund.

Dinh Hieu