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Record flood hits outskirts of capital

Update: August, 04/2018 - 09:00
A drop to drink: Clean water is distributed to suffering families. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Heavy rains throughout the north of Việt Nam in the past few weeks have caused serious floods in many areas, including the western outskirts of Hà Nội.  

School boat: A father picks his son up from school. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

Chương Mỹ District is one of the most seriously flooded districts with nearly 3,000 households deeply submerged in water.

Creativity: Locals in Nam Hài Village turn second-hand tyres to boats to travel on water. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

Nearly 2,000m of local rural roads and more than 8,300m of paths linking fields have been ruined. Infrastructure works like dykes, lakes, dams, canals and bridges have been affected together with public buildings like culture houses, schools, healthcare centres, temples and pagodas.

Surviving: A man fishes in flood waters. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

As of Wednesday, more than 3,600 houses in the outskirts of Hà Nội remained heavily flooded, 1,500 hectares of crops were damaged and nearly 56,000 domestic animals were dead or lost.

Terrifying: Water rises to the roofs of local houses. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

The affected area has lost electricity supply and is in need of clean water.

Getting by: A man cleans a duck to cook for his meal in flood waters. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng

Việt Nam News photographer Đoàn Tùng explores the lives of suffering people in this area. — VNS


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