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World ‘Catastrophic floods’: 105 killed, 5 million affected in Vietnam

14:58  20 october  2020
14:58  20 october  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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The 2008 Vietnam floods affected north and central Vietnam , as well as southern parts of the People's Republic of China after three days of heavy raining. The rainfall, which began October 30, is the heaviest in 24 years, a state meteorological official told the Vietnam News Agency

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Severe floods and landslides triggered by weeks of heavy rains have killed at least 105 people in central Vietnam and “swamped” five million, according to media reports and an aid agency.

a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water: Rescue workers travel by boat on a swelling river to access a flooded area in Quang Binh province, Vietnam, on October 12, 2020 [Nguyen Van Ty/VNA via AP] © Rescue workers travel by boat on a swelling river to access a flooded area in Quang Binh province, V... Rescue workers travel by boat on a swelling river to access a flooded area in Quang Binh province, Vietnam, on October 12, 2020 [Nguyen Van Ty/VNA via AP]

About a third of the dead included soldiers whose barracks were buried under deadly mudslides last week, Reuters news agency reported.

At least 27 people are still missing, the agency said. Among them are 15 construction workers who were also hit by a landslide.

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The floods have so far affected more than 54 million people, including 3.7 million displaced and 158 people dead or missing. The surging waters have destroyed 41,000 houses and damaged 368,000 more, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

At least 178,000 homes have been submerged and nearly 7,000 hectares (17,297 acres) of crops have been impacted.

Close to 690,000 poultry and livestock animals have been killed or swept away.

State television showed people sitting on the roofs waiting for aid from rescuers in Quang Binh province, where floods have blocked roads and cut power.

“I have not eaten since yesterday,” an elderly woman told VTV from her roof. “We have nothing. No food, no phone. Nothing.”

Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, president of the Vietnam Red Cross Society, described the floods as “some of the worst we have seen in decades”.

“They are dealing a staggering blow to the livelihoods of millions of people already reeling from hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said in a statement. “Everywhere we look, homes, roads and infrastructure have been submerged.”

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The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) said five million people have been impacted by the “catastrophic floods”, adding that hundreds of thousands were in urgent need of emergency shelter.

“These floods are the last straw and will push millions of people further towards the brink of poverty,” Christopher Rassi, a senior official at the IFRC, said in a statement.

The warning on Tuesday came as authorities in Vietnam braced for another tropical storm.

Vietnam’s weather agency said it expected tropical storm Saudel to arrive in its central region on Saturday, bringing more intense rains that could exacerbate its worst flooding in years.

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