Flooding hits central Vietnam ahead of Typhoon Sarika

Flooding hits central Vietnam ahead of Typhoon Sarika
 

Severe flooding in central Vietnam has left at least 21 people dead and submerged tens of thousands of homes.
Worst affected is the province of Quang Binh, where at least 11 people have been killed, crops destroyed and livestock washed away.
The floods have been caused by torrential rain, but local media say sudden discharges from hydropower reservoirs worsened the flooding.
Typhoon Sarika could bring more bad weather if it strikes Vietnam.
On Sunday the storm passed the main Philippine island of Luzon and headed into the South China Sea.
Several thousand Filipinos had evacuated ahead of... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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