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Floods kill 2, leaves another missing

Update: November, 08/2013 - 14:00
The heavy rains and rising waters in the Huong and Bo rivers in central Thua Thien Hue Province.— Photo danviet

NINH THUAN (VNS)– A 25-year-old man was killed and his younger brother missing after the two were swept away by a flood yesterday afternoon in coastal central Ninh Thuan Province's Ninh Son District.

Chairman of the People's Committee of the district Nguyen Long Bien said that the two men went to the forest two days ago to collect timber. The accident occurred when the two victims were on their motorbike crossing a local stream to return home.

Local rescue teams still continue searching for the missing man.

At the same time, a school girl died in the flood on her way to school yesterday afternoon in central Thua Thien Hue Province.

Tran Thi Thanh Nhon, 16, was swept away by strong flood currents in Quang Dien District. She was in the water with three other schoolmates, whom were saved by local residents.

Her body was found several hours later. Authorities in the province had warned people in flood-prone areas about the heavy rains and rising waters in the Huong and Bo rivers.

However, unexpected high volume water discharges from local Huong Dien and Binh Dien power reservoirs had worsened the situation. People in the lowland were not properly prepared because the floods came too fast, with strong flows in many areas.

Schools have not been reformed for shutdown as well. Local authorities are working with the reservoirs mangers to prevent further uncontrolled high volume water discharges. — VNS

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