Flash floods and heavy rain hitting the central provinces from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh since Friday have resulted in six deaths and one missing person, according to a report from the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control.
In Quang Nam Province alone, four people have been reported dead from a flash flood in Que Loc Commune, Nong Son District on Friday.
The four victims are Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, 41, and her children Vo Nhat Truong, Vo Van Phuc and Pham Van Tanh. They were all said to be on their way home when the flood struck.
Local authorities decided to grant VND1 million (US$47.6) to each victim while various associations in the district have mobilised nearly VND8 million ($381) to help their family.
Floods also claimed the lives of two people in Quang Ngai and Da Nang.
Meanwhile, Thua Thien-Hue Province's Committee Flood and Storm Control, and Rescue and Research reported Nguyen Huu Khang, an eighth-grade student of Nam Dong District, missing. Efforts to search for the victim are being made.
The rainfall measured at the province's Ta Trach River reached between 510 and 621mm. — VNS