VIETNAM FACES WORST FLOODS FOR DECADES; MORE THAN 100 DEAD; 180,000 HOMES SUBMERGED

Vietnam faces it’s worst floods for decades, after two storms that hit central Vietnam in the first two weeks of October, Storm Linfa and Storm Nangka, brought six times higher than average rainfall, killing over 100 people, many of them soldiers, and flooding 180,000 houses and forcing 90,000 people to evacuate their homes. A third cyclone is expected to hit the coast in the coming days.
Worst hit is the Hue province, 700km away from the capital, Hanoi. Police and soldiers have been using canoes and boats in the Ha Tinh city to reach the most flooded areas to evacuate people and move property to safety.
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) said hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam were in need of urgent shelter, safe drinking water and food to prevent a larger humanitarian crisis.

Inputs : BBC News

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