According to Vietnam’s Central Disaster Prevention Steering Committee, Vietnam is experiencing the worst floods in 30 years. The flood took 102 lives and 26 people are still missing.
Floods in Central China
Central Vietnam provinces Quang Nam and Quang Binh were hit by heavy rains and floods, but Chengtian Hue and Quang Tri were the most affected areas. More than 90,000 people were forced to evacuate. About 52,933 houses were flooded, 24,734 houses collapsed, and 924 hectares of rice and 106,616 hectares of crops were damaged. 13 highways in the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, and Quang Chi were also covered by the flood.
A mudslide occurred in Xianghua County, Guangzhi Province due to continuous rains. It killed 22 soldiers of the No. 337 National Defense Economic Regiment of the Fourth Military Region. The bodies of the 22 soldiers have been found and moved to a safe place.
Another tropical depression was found and is expected to intensify into a typhoon on the 21st and will make landfall in Central Vietnam. Expect torrential rain to heavy rain in the central region on 24 October. Announcements have also been made as this tropical depression may further aggravate the flood.
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