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Heavy rains devastate central Vietnam, leaving one dead
Linh Pham 23:01, 2018/12/09
Danang suffered the most with the rainfall of 240mm, leaving many parts soaked more than one meter under the water.
Prolonged and heavy rains since the night of December 8 and whole day December 9 have swept a number of provinces in Vietnam’s central region, leaving one dead and one missing. 
 
Flood in Danang. Photo: Tien Phong
Flood in Danang. Photo: Tien Phong
Heavy rains together with strong winds and whirlwinds have flooded Danang city and Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa provinces. 

Many flights have been canceled without a new timetable. 

Among affected localities, Danang suffered the most with the rainfall of 240mm, leaving many parts flooded 1.5 meters under the water. Locals said that the city suffered the largest-ever rain and flood. 

No damage in the affected areas has been calculated so far. 

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, rains will continue falling in the central region from Thanh Hoa province to Phu Yen, submerging many zones and causing threats of flash flood and land slide in mountainous areas. 

Natural disasters claimed 386 lives and caused damage worth VND60 trillion (US$2.6 billion) in Vietnam in 2017. 
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