Floods in central Vietnam have forced thousands to flee their homes


Long periods of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central Vietnam, killing at least one person. Thousands have been evacuated, and more rain is forecast this week.
People were seen hauling goods and furniture out of flooded homes in Quang Nam province, with water flowing out of a broken wall in one home, according to footage from the official broadcaster VTV.
Children sat on a homemade raft to walk down one street in Quang Ngai province, where at least 4,500 people were evacuated over the weekend, while others waded through knee-deep floodwater, some dragging stalled motorcycles.
According to the government’s weather bureau, a tropical low-pressure system in the South China Sea will drop additional rain in the southern-central coastal region. Due to its lengthy coastline, Vietnam is prone to storms and flooding. Last year, 378 people were killed by natural catastrophes, including floods and landslides caused by storms.


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