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At least five missing as torrential rains trigger raging floods in central Vietnam

At least five missing as torrential rains trigger raging floods in central Vietnam

Monday, October 18, 2021, 12:39 GMT+7
At least five missing as torrential rains trigger raging floods in central Vietnam
Residents travel on a boat due to serious flooding in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, October 17, 2021. Photo: Truong Suong / Tuoi Tre

At least five people have gone missing after being swept away by raging floods that were triggered by continuous downpours in central Vietnam over the past few days.

Among the victims, two were in Nghe An Province, two in Thua Thien-Hue, and one in Quang Tri, according to a brief report of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Sunday.

One person was injured after being hit by an uprooted tree along a street in Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Twelve roads in multiple provinces were inundated or blocked by mudslides, while over 150 households in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak were evacuated due to serious inundation, the report added.

A neighborhood is flooded in Quang Nam Province. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A neighborhood is flooded in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

The combined effect of an enhanced cold front and a tropical convergence zone has resulted in torrential rains in the central and Central Highlands regions since Friday evening.

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting stated that an average rainfall of 300-600 millimeters battered the localities between Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue Provinces from 7:00 pm on Friday last week to 1:00 am Monday.

Precipitation of 200-300 millimeters also lashed the places from Da Nang to Binh Dinh throughout this period.

A man takes his buffaloes to higher grounds in Quang Nam Province. Photo: Thanh Lan / Tuoi Tre

A man takes his buffaloes to higher ground in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Thanh Lan / Tuoi Tre

In Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Gia Lai, rains were measured at 100-200 millimeters.

The cold snap is forecast to continue causing torrential rains in central Vietnam and the Central Highlands on Monday.

It will also make temperatures drop to 18-21 degrees Celsius in the northern region.

A neighborhood is flooded in Quang Nam Province. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A neighborhood is flooded in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A road is blocked by landslide in Quang Nam Province, October 17, 2021. Photo: Hoang Linh / Tuoi Tre

A road is blocked by a landslide in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, October 17, 2021. Photo: Hoang Linh / Tuoi Tre

A woman stands inside her flooded house in Quang Nam Province. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

A woman stands inside her flooded house in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Duc Tai / Tuoi Tre

Residents travel on a boat due to serious flooding in Ha Tinh Province, October 17, 2021 in this supplied photo.

Residents travel on a boat due to serious flooding in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, October 17, 2021 in this supplied photo.

A neighborhood is flooded in Ha Tinh Province, October 17, 2021 in this supplied photo.

A neighborhood is flooded in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, October 17, 2021 in this supplied photo.

Officers assess the risk of mudslide at a residential area in Quang Binh Province. Photo: H.Nam / Tuoi Tre

Officers assess the risk of mudslides at a residential area in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Photo: H.Nam / Tuoi Tre

A tree is uprooted in Thua Thien-Hue Province, October 17, 2021. Photo: Phuoc Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A tree is uprooted in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, October 17, 2021. Photo: Phuoc Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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