Central Laos suffers most serious flooding in 42 years

by VNA21 October 2020 Last updated at 21:45 PM

VTV.vn - Prolonged rainfalls have recently left eight districts in the Lao central province of Savannakhet inundated.

It was the worst flooding in the past 42 years in the locality bordering Vietnam’s Quang Tri province.

The Lao media quoted Vongsavan Viengmany, Chairman of the Sepon district – the hardest-hit in Savannakhet - as saying that since October 16, continual rainfalls have raised the water level of Sekong, Xe Banghieng and Sepon rivers, submerging thousands of ha of rice and vegetables.

The level on Selanong hydropower lake in Meuang Phin and Meuang Nong districts also reached alarm level.

According to the Lao Meteorological Centre, downpours could prolong till the next 1-2 days in many localities.

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