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Two die in Quang Binh floods

Update: September, 17/2015 - 09:30
A house devastated by a whirlwind in the central Quang Binh Province. — Photo

QUANG BINH (VNS) — Two people were killed by floodwaters following continuous rains since last Saturday till yesterday in this central province.

Meanwhile, a whirlwind on Wednesday injured a person and uprooted the roofs of 85 houses.

Thirty-four year old Nguyen Van Thuc, a resident of the province's Ba Don Town, and Cao Thanh Hai, 39, of Minh Hoa District, were drowned while they were fishing in heavy rain and in strong, surging waters.

The average rainfall was 100mm to 370mm. The water level of the rivers in the locality rose and stayed at critical levels.

On Wednesday, whirlwinds in Bo Trach and Quang Ninh Districts damaged 85 houses and injured a resident in Quang Ninh. The strong winds wrecked three fishing boats on the coast.

Local authorities are providing assistance to the affected residents and have called for high alert over extreme weather phenomena.

Commuters in Huong Hoa District in central Quang Binh Province. — Photo

Heavy rains and whirlwinds also happened in the neighbouring Quang Tri Province, flooding many areas and blowing away the roofs of 35 houses.

About 1m-high floods in the province's Huong Hoa District blocked road travel, and students in these areas had to travel to schools by boat. — VNS

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