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Ha Tinh people in central Vietnam cook rice cakes for flood victims in Nghe An

November 03, 2020 | 10:58

Hundreds of people in Cam Due commune, Cam Xuyen District in the central province of Ha Tinh pull an all-nighter to cook “bánh đúc” (a type of cake made from rice flour with several spices wrapped in green leaves) for flood-stricken people in Nghe An province although the former has also experienced the record flooding.

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Ha Tinh people make banh duc for flood victims in Nghe An Photo: VTC

“Just suffering from the historic flooding, we understand difficulties that people in Thanh Chuong district, Nghe An are experiencing. We decide to cook banh duc to send them as soon as possible“, Ms. Le Thi Huyen, a resident of Quoc Tien village, Cam Due commune was quoted by VTC News as saying.

“Everyone works around the clock to ensure banh duc reach the affected areas at the earliest as we acknowledge that people there are really in need of food”, said Mr. Nguyen Van Vinh, an inhabitant of Quoc Tien village.

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Ha Tinh people make banh duc for flood victims in Nghe An Photo: VTC

“As of November 1, many banh duc have been made and sent to Nghe An. We feel tired but happy since we know what we are doing is meaningful”, Mr. Nguyen Van Nam, a participant said.

Earlier, people in many places nationwide also cook banh chung, a square-shaped pack of sticky rice with meat and bean fillings wrapped in green leaves usually made for Tet (the Lunar New Year) for people suffering from the historic floods in central Vietnam. The campaign attracts the participation of many people including both youngsters and the elder.

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People in many places nationwide cook banh chung for people suffering from the historic floods in central Vietnam. Photo: VNExpress
Vietnam’s central coastal region has suffered unprecedented flooding from prolonged downpours and successive typhoons since early October, resulting in at least 130 deaths recorded so far, with 18 persons listed as missing. On October 28, storm Molave battered the region - one of the strongest storms in 20 years. At least 5.5 million people in the region have been affected.
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