Flooding causes four deaths, heavy losses in central region
Floods following downpours, along with gale and lightning, killed four and caused heavy losses in many central localities from October 14 to 16, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Hung Loc commune of Vinh city, the central province of Nghe An, has beed flooded following downpours over the past few days
In the central province of Nghe An, heavy rainsinundated 5,250 houses, 2,819ha of crops and 1,668ha of aquatic farming.Besides, four houses collapsed due to landslides.
Nghe An also recorded five landslide sites onlocal mountains and nine others along National Highway 15.
In nearby Ha Tinh province, 107ha of crops havebeen flooded over the last few days. Downpours have also forced Huong Son andHuong Khe districts to close some schools to ensure safety for students.
To cope with flooding consequences and minimiselosses, the standing board of the central steering committee has requestedcentral provinces and cities, from Thanh Hoa to Khanh Hoa, to keep a closewatch on the rain and flooding situation, ready response plans, and provideall-level authorities and people with up-to-date information to takeappropriate actions./. VNA
Flooding has killed one and inundated more than 5,000 houses in the central province of Nghe An.