18 dead and dozens missing following floods in Vietnam

At least 18 people died and more than a dozen are still missing following floods in central Vietnam.

Vietnam’s disaster management authority disclosed this on Monday morning of October 12.

According to AFP report, more than a hundred thousand homes have been submerged in the floods and nearly 46,000 people evacuated after heavy rain which submerged villages under water.

The state media news reported that entire villages were under water in Quang Tri and Quang Nam, while murky floodwaters swept through the Imperial City of Hue and the tourist hotspot Hoi An over the weekend.

Vietnam is frequently lashed by harsh weather in the rainy season between June and November, with central coast areas most vulnerable.

The country is expecting another storm rolling in from the South China Sea together with heavy rain.

Nearly 132 people were reported dead or missing due to natural disasters in Vietnam last year.

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