SGGP newspaper brings reliefs to flood victims

The staff of Sai Gon Giai Phong’s representative office in the central region took two tons of rice and 200 cartons of noodles on September 30 to donate to people in flood-ravaged Hoa Xuan Commune, Cam Le District, Danang City.

SGGP donated relief materials for victims of Typhoon Ketsana in the central region on September 30. (Photo: SGGP)

Two motorboats and a coracle were used to transport the relief materials and it took the SGGP staff more than an hour reach the commune.

After receiving the donation, relief workers immediately went around to distribute it. Ho Thi Can, 85, whose house has been flooded, was happy to get a box of noodles.

Local resident Nguyen Van Toan said there are 2,000 houses in the commune, all of which are submerged in 1.7 meters of water.

Authorities have evacuated 1,700 people from 467 homes and most people lack food and water.

SGGP reporters saw a mother looking for her 20-year-old son who is missing since going out to buy food in a small boat.

People later informed her of his death.

Many individuals and businesses have come to SGGP’s office to donate money to victims of Typhoon Ketsana.

Phong Vu Computer Joint Stock Company and Diep Bach Duong Real Estate Company each gave VND20 million, An Binh Bank gave VND10 million, and Bui Trung Chu, 83, of Gia Lam, Hanoi, also gave VND10 million.

SGGP has so far raised VND50 million and donations continue to pour in from around the country.

At least 35 people have died so far, 73 have been injured, and 12 others remain missing in severe flooding caused in the central region by Typhoon Ketsana, the ninth tropical storm to hit Vietnam this season.

The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum reported nine deaths, Binh Dinh five, and Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Thua Thien-Hue three each.

To make donations to help the victims, please contract SGGP at Community Program Department, Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, 438 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

By N.Hung, translated by Thanh Huong

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