Hue hit by prolonged period of heavy rain
sonnguyen 14-10-2020, 15:29

Heavy downpours lasting for several days have inundated many areas throughout the city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, leaving many places submerged and thousands of homes flooded, with four people dead and one missing.

Approximately 53,400 houses in Hue have been left between 0.5 metres and 1.8 metres deep in water.

A view from above looking across Trang Tien bridge on the Huong river, also known as the perfume river

The scene as Phu Xuan bridge sits just above the water level

Many areas throughout Hue have been left submerged due to floodwater rising each day.

Local people are forced to make use of boats as a means of transportation.

Flooding in populated areas makes it extremely challenging to travel.

Local authorities help with efforts to evacuate residents from low-lying areas to safe areas.

A gate to a house sits one metre deep in water.

A panoramic shot of Hue Imperial Citadel from high above