More than 10,000 people in the central province of Quang Nam on Nov. 7 were evacuated from flood-stricken low-lying areas, and the number was predicted to rise.

They were resettled in safe places such as People's Committee offices and schools and were equipped with basic necessities such as food, drink and clothing.

Continual heavy rain over the last few days, brought about by the northeast monsoon coupled with the southern tropical circulation, had caused heavy flooding and landslides which had completely blocked several roads in some mountainous districts in the province, leaving many areas isolated.

Nguyen Minh Tuan, from Quang Nam Flood Prevention and Control Committee, said massive landfalls, triggered by heavy downpours, had blocked all traffic routes in the southern part of the province.

A six-year-old boy drowned on Nov. 7, raising the total number of deaths due to flooding in the province to five.

Meanwhile, the level of the Hoai River in Hoi An, was reported to have risen significantly since yesterday afternoon. All the major roads in the Old Town were submerged in water.

If the water continued to rise, exceeding the third warning level, evacuation orders would be issued for all over the city, particularly in highly flood-prone areas.

Heavy rain and flooding were also reported in neighbouring Da Nang City and Thua Thien Hue Province./.