55 dead and 7 missing in severe flooding
VietReader 16-10-2020, 15:55

55 people have been confirmed dead while seven others remain missing in the recent flooding in the central region according to latest report.

55 dead and 7 missing in severe flooding

55 dead and 7 missing in severe flooding.

A snap report by the National Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Search and Rescue showed that as of October 16, 55 people had been killed and seven others were missing in heavy rains and severe flooding in the central region.

649 houses have been destroyed, nearly 151,000 houses submerged under water and 168 sections of roads damaged. 900ha of rice, 5,514ha of other crops, and 3,978ha of fish farms have been ruined. 445,708 livestock were swept away.

The aftermath of Storm Nangka also left one person missing. One house was destroyed and 14 houses were damaged. In Nam Dinh Province, 105ha of crops and the embankments were damaged.

Nearly 15,000 households in the central regions have been evacuated due to flooding and landslides. In some other areas, the water has receded and people are starting to return home.

On October 15, the bodies of 13 members of a rescue party were found in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Authorities are still searching for 29 people who remain missing in connection with a landslide at Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plantin the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The local authorities are cleaning up the roads and making ways to access Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant.