Mountainous areas cut off by flooding in the central region

16:40 08/10/2021

Due to a recent tropical depression turning into storm Lionrock, the central province of Quang Nam has suffered from torrential rain over the past few days, causing severe flooding and landslides in mountainous areas.

Floodwaters submerge residential areas in the mountainous district of Tay Giang in Quang Nam province.

Floodwaters submerge residential areas in the mountainous district of Tay Giang in Quang Nam province.

Water levels on Vu Gia river are swelling up due to the downpour.

Water levels on Vu Gia river are swelling up due to the downpour.

Heavy rain causes water to spill over the trans-national Ho Chi Minh Highway.

Heavy rain causes water to spill over the trans-national Ho Chi Minh Highway.

Soil and rock spill onto a section of National Highway 14B running through Quang Nam.

Soil and rock spill onto a section of National Highway 14B running through Quang Nam.

A traffic policeman provides guidance for vehicles as they travel on local roads.

A traffic policeman provides guidance for vehicles as they travel on local roads.

A traffic accident occurs in the mountainous district of Nam Giang due to the heavy rain and slippery conditions.

A traffic accident occurs in the mountainous district of Nam Giang due to the heavy rain and slippery conditions.

Vehicles are mobilised to release soil and rock spilled over the road surface.

Vehicles are mobilised to release soil and rock spilled over the road surface.

Heavy downpour triggers landslides in Phuoc Son district.

Heavy downpour triggers landslides in Phuoc Son district.

Severe flooding makes local roads impassable.

Severe flooding makes local roads impassable.

Heavy rain and fallen rocks cause difficulty for vehicles moving along the Ho Chi Minh Highway.

Heavy rain and fallen rocks cause difficulty for vehicles moving along the Ho Chi Minh Highway.

Slippery road challenges migrant workers attempting to journey home from southern coronavirus hotspots.

Slippery road challenges migrant workers attempting to journey home from southern coronavirus hotspots.

Prolonged torrential rain leaves many houses and crops submerged. Local authorities are evacuating residents from low-lying areas before Lionrock makes landfall due on October 11.

Prolonged torrential rain leaves many houses and crops submerged. Local authorities are evacuating residents from low-lying areas before Lionrock makes landfall due on October 11.
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