HCMC – River erosion triggered by heavy downpours over the past two days has led to 14 houses in Tra Leng Commune, Nam Tra My District, Quang Nam Province, being swept away and caused damage to a primary school, confirmed a local official.
Due to the impact of Typhoon Goni, the 10th storm to hit Vietnam this year, heavy rains struck the district and resulted in the erosion along the banks of the River Xoan and left some local roads inundated with floodwaters, the official said.
Fortunately, no local people were hurt, as the authorities had earlier evacuated them. They were inspecting the site of the incident and assessing the damages caused by the flood.
Earlier, on October 28, a tremendous mountain landslide had buried 11 houses and left 22 local people missing in Tra Leng. To date, more than 500 rescuers have recovered nine bodies and are stepping up efforts to search for the rest.