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Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

By Van Cuong, Nguyen Hai, Tinh Duong   October 2, 2022 | 03:00 am PT
One baby died and dozens of houses were crushed as rain water and mud gushed into Ky Son District in Nghe An Province early Sunday.
Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

Rainfall measured at 115 millimeters caused streams to overflow and pour down Ta Ca Commune early Sunday.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

A car is half swallowed by floodwaters.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

Fifteen houses were swept away while others collapsed. A four-month old girl was knocked off her mother's arm. Only the mother survived.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

Over 50 houses in Ta Ca were flooded and damaged in slushy onslaught.

Water started to recede at noon, leaving behind debris covered with rocks and clay.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

Flood destroyed the foundation of a house.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

A man walks out of a house that had a makeshift extension collapse.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

Several other houses like the one above were filled with mud and wreckage deposited at their front doors.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

Slush covers most of two motorbikes inside a house.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

A refrigerator lifted and placed on a balustrade to escape flooding damage.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

A car damaged by the flooding.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

The outer area of an Agribank branch is filled with slush.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

A landslide of rocks and clay destroyed a road in Ta Ca and blocked rescue operations from reaching the commune.

Flood ravages district in central Vietnam

As the water receded, residents and local officials began cleaning up.

Eight people including the infant have died and more than 17,400 houses flooded in the central province of Nghe An as side-effects of Storm Noru that made landfall on Wednesday.

Floods sweep through Muong Xen Town of Ky Son District. Video by Van Cuong, Nguyen Hai

 
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