22 killed in floods in central Vietnam
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Floods due to continuing heavy rains and rising rivers in several central provinces have so far killed at least 22 people, injured 2 other, and caused 2 others to be missing, the Central Steering Board for Floods and Storm Prevention and Control reported.
A car was swept away by the floodwater in Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue province Photo: Tuoi Tre
The dead victims include 17 in Quang Nam, 3 in Da Nang and 1 in Thua Thien-Hue and 1 in Quang Ngai.
Thousands of houses have been damaged and 659 hectares of rice and 2,850 hectares of other crops have been submerged.
Many roads in downtown Hue city in Thua Thien-Hue Province were submerged over 1 m under water while many areas in Huong Tra District was plunged 2 m under water.
In Quang Nam, floods caused a landslide at the Lo Xo Pass, swepping thousands of cubic meters of soil and rock and blocking traffic in Phuoc Son, Tay Giang and Dong Giang districts.
Another serious landslide occurred in Nam Tra My District and many roads in other districts were heavily submerged.
A house was heavily submerged under the floodwater in Phu Binh Commune, Hue City (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
About 73,000 houses in this province are now under floodwater.
36,000 houses In Thua Thien-Hue and 24 wards and communes in Da Nang have been submerged. In Da Nang, 3 fishing boats have sunk.
In Binh Dinh, thousands of houses were submerged and because of blocked traffic, 25,000 students haven’t been able to go to school and nearly 10,000 workers couldn’t go to work.