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Seven die in Nghe An floods, many areas isolated
  • |, VNA | October 10, 2017 12:11 PM
Seven people have been killed in floods triggered by torrential rains which have isolated many areas in the central province of Nghe An.

Nghe An Province has faced heavy rains over recent days, with the downpour on the evening of October 9 turning many roads into rivers.

Nghe An reported seven dead including three children as of October 10 afternoon.

Local authorities said 56-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Que in Nghi Thiet commune, Nghi Loc district, died of electrical shock after heavy rain and strong wind broke power lines near his house. Meanwhile, Nguyen Trung Hai, born 1966 and Le Thi Ngoan, 1995, Lang Gia Huy, 2013, Le Thi Huyen, 2015, were swept away by flood and found dead that day.

The dreadful weather also caused the collapse of a house in Nghi Loc district and submerged nearly 2,000 hectares of corn fields and vegetables as well as 874 hectares of fishery farms.

Various local roads were said to be flooded, with thousands of students told to stay home on the day for safety reasons.

All schools in nearby Ha Tinh province also had to temporarily close on October 10.

The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has predicted rainfall of between 100 and 250 mm for coastal central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Ngai from 1am on October 10 to 7pm on October 11.

This was attributed to the impact of a tropical low-pressure system, which has weakened and is moving west-northwest at 25km per hour.




Many residential areas in Vinh City were left nearly a metre under water


Many houses flooded



Vehicles face engine stall

The same situation has also occurred in the central province of Ha Tinh. Some areas in Huong Son and Vu Quang districts have been isolated. The 150-metre dyke in Cam Nhuong Commune, Cam Khe District was seriously damaged by heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the water levels in Ngan Pho River have sharply risen

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