Water floods a street of Ái Nghĩa town in Quảng Nam Province. More than 1,600 local people in flood-affected areas were taken to safe shelters as of Sunday. VNS Photo Lan Anh
ĐÀ NẴNG — Rescue teams have been seeking two missing villagers in Đà Nẵng's suburban Hòa Vang District and one fishing boat in Sơn Trà District in flood water since Saturday.
Two villagers in Hòa Ninh and Hòa Khương communes were reportedly fishing when they were washed away by floods.
The central city’s rescue and search board said three fishing boats and a speed boat were sunken by high tides and heavy rains while docking in Sơn Trà from October 9-11.
One boat was found stranded at Nam Ô Reef in Liên Chiểu District as strong wind and rains hit the central region over the weekend.
More than 2,500 local people in nine flood-affected communes in Hòa Vang District were taken to safe shelters to avoid risks during the flood as of Sunday morning.
Flood isolate a section of the National Highway No 1 in central Việt Nam. Many central provinces have been hit by flood and heavy rains over past few days. Photo courtesy of Quảng Nam Portal
In Quảng Nam Province, rescue forces found the corpses of a couple in Điện Bàn Town after they were drowned in the water at Giao Thủy Bridge early Sunday morning.
The couple, who were on the way home from a wedding, had tried to walk through the bridge during the flood but were swept away.
The province said 1,600 people in eroded mountainous districts of Tây Giang, Đông Giang, Nam Trà My and Đại Lộc had been evacuated from flood-stricken houses with support from local rescue forces.
At least 70 houses and nearly 300ha crops were damaged by floods in lowland areas in the province, while 68 roads and rural traffic routes were partly eroded by rains and flood on October 7-11.
A man uses a boat to help other people in the flooded areas in Thừa Thiên-Huế province. 55.000 houses in rural areas of the province submerged in water. Photo courtesy of Thừa Thiên-Huế portal
In Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, 55,000 houses were submerged, while two Quảng Điền and Phong Điền districts were isolated by floods.
The province helped 11,000 people escaped from flooded houses and living quarters in rural areas.
More rainfall has been forecast to hit the central region, while hydropower plants in Quảng Nam, Thừa Thiên-Huế began releasing water from reservoirs on Sunday.
All schools in Thừa Thiên-Huế and Đà Nẵng will be closed on Monday to ensure children's safety. — VNS