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Heavy rain submerges thousands of homes in Nghệ An

Update: October, 17/2019 - 15:02

 

Vinh City in Nghệ An Province was hit by severe flooding. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Nhật

NGHỆ AN — Heavy rain has submerged more than 5,000 houses and destroyed nearly 3,000ha of vegetables in the central province of Nghệ An, reported vietnamplus.vn.

On Tuesday, one resident in Kim Liên Commune of Nam Đàn District was killed by lightning.

The national highways 48E and 15, and many roads in the provinces were blocked by flooding and landslides.

In Vinh City, heavy rain and strong wind destroyed several houses and put many others at risk of collapse. The Vinh market, the biggest in Nghê An, was also flooded. causing big losses to traders.

So far, 700 households have been evacuated from areas at high risk of flooding, landslides and collapse.

As of Tuesday night, many roads in the city were submerged causing traffic jams.

This was the worst flooding seen in Vinh City.

The provincial authority had asked districts and sectors to continue updating the situation so as to act immediately to protect people and production.

The irrigation work must be closely monitored to ensure successful drainage. — VNS  

 

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