Floods kill at least 13 in central Vietnam

Six people have died in floods in Binh Dinh province since Thursday and another four were killed in Quang Ngai province. In photo: Submerged homes are seen in Bo Trach district on October 15, 2016. Photograph:( AFP )

Quang Ngai, Vietnam Dec 04, 2016, 10.39 AM (IST)

At least 13 people have been killed due to floods brought by heavy rain since late November in central Vietnam.

The government and the state media said on Sunday that more rain is expected in the coming days.

A cold snap now moving southward is forecast to bring heavy rain to central provinces between now and next Thursday (December 8), the government report said., news agecny reuters reported.

Six people have died in Binh Dinh province since Thursday and another four were killed in Quang Ngai province. The government said that more than 10,000 houses in the two provinces have been submerged.

Flood waters swept away three children in Quang Nam province on Saturday, the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper cited a provincial report as saying, Reuters reported.

Since October, 65 people have been killed in floods, 200,000 homes submerged and damaged railway and roads. The loss of the destruction has been valued at more than 7 trillion dong ($309 million), the government said on Friday.

(With inputs from Reuters)