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Published Friday, December 14, 2018
Severe flooding caused by extreme northeast monsoon hit Central Vietnam, including the city of Da Nang, regional commercial and educational center over the past couple of days, leaving tens of thousands of homes flooded, at least 14 people dead and one missing. Parts of the region received record-breaking rains.
Unseasonable heavy rain started falling over the region on Saturday, December 8, worst affecting Binh Dinh Province where rapid flooding caused deaths of at least six people.
The province reports as many as 10 149 flooded homes (of more than 23 000 across the country). 7 homes were pulled down and 9 others were severely damaged by the floods as of December 13 afternoon.
More than 52 km of roads and 8.3 km of river dykes have been eroded, four bridges collapsed while 18 other bridges and 78 culverts were destroyed.
The province’s agriculture sector suffered heavy losses as more than 9 100 ha of rice and other crops have been submerged and over 130 500 poultry and almost 800 cattle heads were killed.
Central Vietnam floods Facts
Affected Area: 100 km.
Alert Level: Green