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Floods hit central provinces

Update: December, 02/2016 - 09:00
Heavy downpours flooded large areas of BÌnh Định Province. — Photo Binh Đinh Portal
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QUẢNG NGÃI — Torrential rainfall measuring 100-200mm in Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định provinces has flooded nearly 1,000 houses and over 3,000ha of sowed rice and raised river levels.

A report yesterday by the Centre of Flood and Storm Prevention in the Central and Central Highlands regions said Bình Định was the most damaged locale by storm Tokage, with over 2,200 cubic metres of soil and 2.2kms of dyke and irrigated channels eroded and damaged.

One man, Nguyễn Đức Trọng, 33, was still missing in Quảng Ngãi Province after trying to cross a stream in Ba Xa Commune in Ba Tơ District.

The centre also said a ship from Navy Zone 3 had found and towed a stalled fishing boat with 11 sailors in the waters off the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Island of Việt Nam.

A Navy ship was also called to rescue a boat from Bình Định off the coast of Đà Nẵng on Wednesday.

The central Quảng Ngãi Province banned all passenger ships and fishing boats, warning of strong winds and high waves (from 1.5-3m high) in the Paracel and Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos, and heavy downpours forecast to continue till the weekend.

Reservoirs in the central and Central Highlands regions were at 75 to 95 per cent of capacity. — VNS

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