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Hoi An Ancient Town inundated by severe flooding

09:44 | 12/10/2020

Hoi An ancient town, a World Cultural Heritage Site in the central province of Quang Nam has been submerged by serious flooding following prolonged torrential rains.

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Video by VOV

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

The water level of the Hoai river swells up, resulting in Hoi An Ancient Town being submerged. Photo: Thoi Dai

Over the past few days, Quang Nam province has been hit by torrential rains causing damage to public works and property of the local people.

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

Some tourists rented a boat to go around the town but were reminded by the local authorities. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

A person takes photos amidst the heavy rain. Quang Nam has received 260 to 542 mm of rain over the past few days. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

The boat is the main means of transportation during the flood season. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

A woman on a boat in heavy rain. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

The local residents also had to suffer from another historic flooding in 2017. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

Many tourism boats on Hoai River anchors by Bach Dang street. Photo: Thoi Dai

Thanks to the timely announcement from the local authorities, Hoi An people moved their valuable possessions to safe places.

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

The ancient town has experienced one of the hardest rains. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

An old man sits in front of his house surrounded by water. Photo: Thoi Dai

hoi an ancient town inundated by severe flooding

The market is held in high places. Photo: Thoi Dai

Floods caused by torrential rain in central Vietnam over the past few days have left 17 dead and 11 missings, while a new tropical low depression is coming near, VOV reported.

Quang Tri province was the hardest hit as flash floods have killed 6 local residents during the past five days. Six others were reported missing. Severe flooding was reported in parts of the province, affecting 122,000 residents.

Elsewhere, floods have claimed three dead each in Hue and Quang Nam, one each in Quang Binh, Quang Ngai, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, and Lam Dong. Rescue forces are fanning out to search for 11 people reported missing at the violent floodwaters.

After slamming into central provinces on October 11, storm Linfa weakened into a tropical low depression, causing heavy rain in the central region.

Yet rain will continue to lash the region as another tropical low depression has formed in the East Sea and is heading toward the central coast in the coming days, according to the National Centre of Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

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Malie Nguyen