Two dead after floods hit central provinces

October, 13/2022 - 06:00
Heavy rain over the past few days has led to a rise in river levels in central provinces, submerging thousands of houses and flooding roads.
Flood water submerges roads in Tam Kỳ City, Quảng Nam central province. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Tĩnh

HÀ NỘI — A man has died after he was swept away in flash floods, moments after rescuing a 9th grade student.

Đoàn Văn Hương, 54, was one of two fatalities reported in Quảng Nam Province. Lương Thị Mỹ Linh, 37, also died in the floods.

And a third man is unaccounted for after the electricity generating station where he was working was buried by a landslide.

Đặng Văn Minh, chairman of the Quảng Ngãi People’s Committee, on Tuesday went to the Kà Tĩnh Hydropower Plant in Trà Bồng District to lead the search and rescue operation for the missing worker.

He noted that the safety of those carrying out the rescue mission must be ensured.

Heavy rain over the past few days has led to a rise in river levels in central provinces, submerging thousands of houses and flooding roads.

Quảng Nam Province has also been hit hard. There, 28-year-old Hồ Thị Dâu is missing after she was swept away by floods.

Authorities in both provinces have assigned a number of cranes and rescue forces to support the recovery efforts.

In Tam Kỳ City, rainfall was reported at more than 280mm. Water in Tam Kỳ River rose to alarming level two (five is the highest) submerging Phước Hòa, Tân Thạnh wards and Tam Thăng Commune. The water was measured at more than 1.2 metres.

More than 400 households of Tam Thăng Commune, An Sơn and Phước Hòa wards were moved to safer places.

Traffic police controlled vehicles in the flooded areas, and asked that lorries under 3.5-tonnes lorries to stay away.

The Quảng Nam Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said that many highways were submerged.

Water levels in Hội An City rose to level three.

To cope with the typhoon in central province, the National Steering Committee asked provinces and cities to continue strictly implement guidance, ensure food and necessary items for residents in separated areas.

Localities must assign workers to be on duty around the clock. — VNS

 

 

 

 

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