Heavy rain, flooding kill 8 in central Vietnam

VOV.VN - Heavy rain and severe flooding had left at least eight people dead in central Vietnam, the National Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Control reported on October 2 afternoon.

More than ten thousands of houses and dozens of bridges and culverts were flooded and damaged in the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Thanh Hoa.

Floodwaters also submerged 11,500ha of rice, nearly 4,000ha of orchards and over 9,000ha of ponds and lakes. About 155,340 cattle and poultry were killed or swept away.

Notably, flashfloods swept across Ky Son district of Nghe An province on October 2, killing a local resident, washing away 14 houses, and inundating 85 houses.

Though typhoon Noru dissipated several days ago, heavy rain has hit central localities, causing severe flooding, landslides and flashfloods.

Floodwaters are receding slowly but rain is forecast to continue to fall in a couple of days, according to weather experts.  

Relevant forces have been deployed to clean up the environment, repair damaged public works and houses, and restore communication, power and water supply systems.