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River water rises over torrential rains, floods gardens in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

River water rises over torrential rains, floods gardens in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 16:01 GMT+7
River water rises over torrential rains, floods gardens in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Thach Kha Minh's house is flooded in rising water in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre

Enduring rains in Da Lat City and Duc Trong District in Lam Dong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, have raised the Cam Ly River’s water level and deluged the downstream area.

It rained heavily in Da Lat and Duc Trong on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Floodwater on the Cam Ly River began to rise at around 6:00 am on Friday.

The water level of the river measured at Thanh Binh Station in Duc Trong’s Binh Thanh Commune reached its peak at 834.14 meters at 12:30 pm on the same day, according to the Hydro-meteorological Station of Lam Dong Province.

About 200 households and a large vegetable growing area were inundated.

Several dozens households had to move to safer places.

Greenhouses growing vegetables are flooded in rising water in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre
Greenhouses growing vegetables are flooded in rising water in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre

Rescuers particularly had to spend several hours evacuating a household with six family members, including four children.

The floodwater only stopped rising in the afternoon on the same day.

In Hiep An Commune in the same district, in addition to households and vegetable areas, two sections on National Highway 20 were submerged under one-meter-deep water.

Vehicles traveling through the highway were instructed to reroute to avoid flooding.

Rising water floods areas growing vegetables in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre
Rising water floods areas growing vegetables in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre

Thach Kha Minh, a local resident in Dinh An Village, commented that it was the heaviest flooding he had ever experienced in the area.

Heavy rains also caused landslides in many places, especially on Prenn Pass.

A man nets fish in his flooded garden in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre
A man nets fish in his flooded garden in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam, July 9, 2021. Photo: M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre

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