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Flood sweeps bridge in Kon Tum away, isolating 1,500 people
  • |, NLD | October 28, 2020 02:59 PM
A bridge in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has been washed away by a severe flood, leaving up to 1,500 local residents isolated.

According to Nguyen Van Thuy, vice chairman of Kon Ray District People’s Committee, the incident happened to the metal bridge which connects Dak Pne Commune and the centre of Kon Ray District at around 11:15 this morning, October 28. Luckily, at that time, no one was on the bridge.


The bridge swept away by the flood on October 28.

The floodwaters are still on a sharp rise, so authorities have not been able to access the three villages of Dak Pne Commune where around 1,500 people are totally isolated.

Earlier, authorities warned people not to use the bridge due to the flood.

Meanwhile, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai is also facing torrential rain, resulting in the power loss for some districts.

Due to Storm Molave, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Dak Lak have allowed local students to temporarily stay at home to ensure safety.

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