Six killed, two injured in central floods

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At least six people were killed and two were injured in floods brought by torrential rains starting Thursday in Vietnam's central provinces, the central committee of flood control reported Monday (Oct. 4).

 

Ha Tinh province suffered the most fatalities with four dead, while Quang Binh and Quang Tri provinces each reported one death, according to the committee.

 

Floods and rains have also submerged and damaged over 6,200 houses across the central region so far, it reported. Many were subsumed under as much as 1.5 meters of water.

 

Many districts were isolated, while trains were delayed in Quang Binh province.

 

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, floods will continue rising at provinces along the central coast.

 

The center recorded rainfall of over 500 mm in 24 hours in the central provinces; some locations, like Quang Binh Province's Minh Hoa saw rainfall reach up to 610 mm, local newspaper Tuoi Tre reported.

 

At the moment water levels on many of local rivers have exceeded the alarming levels in Vietnam, agencies said.

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