Vietnam: Three killed, thousands evacuated as flooding hits Hanoi suburb

Footage filmed on Wednesday shows the aftermath of floods that killed three and forced thousands of people to flee their homes in the Chuong My district, near the capital city of Hanoi. According to reports, two children and a man drowned and some 1,000 houses were half-swallowed by flood water on Monday. Local authorities have reportedly ordered a mass evacuation of residents in high-risk... Еще areas. The disaster occurred as a result of heavy rains that have raised the water level at the Bui River to what officials describe as an «alarming level.» Vietnam is prone to natural disasters such as floods and landslides, with 389 people killed last year, according to official statistics.

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