Two people and one boat missing in Da Nang flooding

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
October 12, 2020, 09:09 [GMT+7]

Rescue teams have been seeking two missing villagers in Da Nang's suburban Hoa Vang District and one fishing boat in Son Tra District in flood water since Saturday.

Water floods a street of Ái Nghĩa town in Quảng Nam Province. More than 1,600 local people in flood-affected areas were taken to safe shelters as of Sunday
Water floods a street of Ai Nghia town in Quang Nam Province. More than 1,600 local people in flood-affected areas were taken to safe shelters as of Sunday

Two villagers in Hoa Ninh and Hoa Khuong communes were reportedly fishing when they were washed away by floods.

The central city’s rescue and search board said three fishing boats and a speed boat were sunken by high tides and heavy rains while docking in Son Tra from October 9-11.

One boat was found stranded at Nam O Reef in Lien Chieu District as strong wind and rains hit the central region over the weekend.

More than 2,500 local people in nine flood-affected communes in Hoa Vang District were taken to safe shelters to avoid risks during the flood as of Sunday morning.

In Quang Nam Province, rescue forces found the corpses of a couple in Dien Ban Town after they were drowned in the water at Giao Thuy Bridge early Sunday morning.

The couple, who were on the way home from a wedding, had tried to walk through the bridge during the flood but were swept away.

The province said 1,600 people in eroded mountainous districts of Tay Giang, Dong Giang, Nam Tra My and Dai Loc had been evacuated from flood-stricken houses with support from local rescue forces.

At least 70 houses and nearly 300ha crops were damaged by floods in lowland areas in the province, while 68 roads and rural traffic routes were partly eroded by rains and flood on October 7-11.

In Thua Thien-Hue Province, 55,000 houses were submerged, while two Quang Dien and Phong Dien districts were isolated by floods.

The province helped 11,000 people escaped from flooded houses and living quarters in rural areas.

More rainfall has been forecast to hit the central region, while hydropower plants in Quang Nam, Thua Thien-Hue began releasing water from reservoirs on Sunday.

All schools in Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang are closed on Monday to ensure children's safety.

Source: VNS