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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Flooding Death Toll in Central Vietnam Rises to 88

At least 88 people have died and over 53,000 families have been evacuated as of Monday morning due to the heavy rain, floods and landslides in central parts of Vietnam.

At least 88 people have died and over 53,000 families have been evacuated as of Monday morning due to the heavy rain, floods and landslides in central parts of Vietnam.

12 national highways and approximately 17.4 km of local roads have been severely damaged in the central and central highland regions. According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, the provinces that experienced the most damage are Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri and Quang Nam.

The 86 dead are mostly landslide victims, including two workers who were buried at a hydropower plant in Thua Thien-Hue on Monday last week, and 13 others who were hit by another landslide on Tuesday.

Rainfall of 180 mm in a day is deemed as heavy. The localities from Ha Tinh to Quang Tri have recorded the rainfall up to 200 mm between 1 a.m and 1 p.m. 

Several areas in Quang Binh have reached 230 mm.

Meteorologists have warned that heavy rainfall is expected until Wednesday. 

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