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Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave

October 30, 2020 | 10:48

Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the central province of Quang Nam left a wreck after the storm No.9 Molave passed.

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Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

Hoi An ancient town is one of the most seriously bombarded areas by the storm Molave in the central region. The photo series shared by Facebook user Nguyen Hong Hanh shows a ravaged Hoi An after the storm passes, Zing News reported.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

Many trees are uprooted and several houses are damaged.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

The bougainvillea tree on Hoang Van Thu Street, a famous check-in spot of many tourists is also left desolate due to the fierce wind.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo: Zing News

Previously, this place used to attract an influx of visitors to take photos thanks to its romantic and poetic background.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

Uprooted trees drag the electric wires down.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

A wrecked scene near the Hoai River. The water level of the Hoai river nearly reaches several houses nearby.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

Storm Molave is said to be the strongest storm to affect Vietnam during two past decades.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh
Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh
Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

Scattered debris, branches, and leaves are common sights in Hoi An ancient town after the storm Molave goes by.

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh
Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave
Photo courtesy of Nguyen Hong Hanh

Uprooted trees occupy the roads, blocking transportation. The locals along with sanitation workers rush up to clear away the streets.

Molave said to be the most powerful storm to hit Vietnam in the last two decades, uprooted many trees and damaged hundreds of houses and other structures. Some 56,000 homes had their roofs blown away.

The storm made landfall on Wednesday morning and weakened into a tropical depression by 4 p.m., according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Rainfall of up to 300 mm has been recorded in Quang Nam beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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