Severe flash flood hits Nghe An at nightime

10:10 | 19/09/2018
A flash flood triggered by heavy downpours has submerged schools in Yen Tinh Commune, Tuong Dương District in the central province of Nghe An.
severe flash flood hits nghe an at nightime
Flash floods on Monday night caused serious damage to mountainous Yen Tinh Commune. Twenty-eight houses in Pa Ty, Cap Chang, Cha Lum and Huoi Pai villages and two schools were flooded from 1 to 1.5m. - Photos baonghean.vn

Chairman of Yen Tinh Commune People’s Commitee Vi Van Khiem said heavy rains and flash flooding occurred at 10pm on Monday with floodwaters rising to 1.5m, destroying cash crops and the property of local residents.

The local authorities have mobilised hundreds of officials, policemen and soldiers to clean up mud at flooded areas to ensure safety and stabilise the people’s lives, he told a local newspaper.

severe flash flood hits nghe an at nightime
Soldiers, teachers and local residents clean up the Yen Tinh boarding school after the flood.
severe flash flood hits nghe an at nightime
The devastated boarding school after the flash flood.
severe flash flood hits nghe an at nightime
Students pick up books floating in the mud.
severe flash flood hits nghe an at nightime
A local house was flooded and belongings were washed away.
severe flash flood hits nghe an at nightime
Teachers’ tools in the boarding school were also submerged in the mud.

Yên Tĩnh is one of the communes in the region which is frequently hit by flash floods.

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