Floods leave six dead, three missing in Thua Thien-Hue hinh anh 1Heavy rainfall inundates most roads in Quang Dien district (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) - Floods triggered by torrential rains in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have claimed six lives and left three people missing and seven injured, the provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Search, and Rescue reported on October 13.

Heavy rainfall inundated over 84,963 houses, 332 ha of vegetables, 150 ha of cassava, one hectare of fruit trees, 10 ha of land for flower cultivation, and most local roads.

There are also 1,465 ha of aquaculture farming areas in Phu Vang district submerged.

The districts of Quang Dien, Phong, and Phu Vang, and Huong Tra town are the most affected.

Thousands of rescuers and a range of equipment have been mobilised to join rescue efforts in the locality. Rescuers have so far evacuated 11,645 households from dangerous areas to safer ground.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, who is also head of the central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, is paying a working visit to Thua Thien-Hue to inspect rescue work at the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Phong Dien district, which is likely to flood./.