A weak tropical system paved way for heavy rainfall resulting in extensive flooding over northern and central parts of Vietnam. The destructive flooding, which hit the region early last week, has claimed 54 lives and left 39 people missing, with an estimated damage of $10. 7million.
Considered to be one of the most devastating disasters, floods and landslides destroyed 317 homes, leaving over 34,000 houses submerged or damaged.
The floods have also damaged over 54,300 acres of rice, along with leaving 180,000 animals washed away or killed.
As stated by Reuters, nineteen people from neighbouring households in Hoa Binh were buried alive early on Thursday after a landslide struck around midnight on Wednesday. Only nine bodies have been found, reported by the disaster agency.
Agriculture Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong told state-run Vietnam Television that the recent floods that hit Vietnam last week are the worst in years.
Areas affected by the floods include Vietnam's neighbour in the west. Seven out of Thailand's 77 provinces have been affected, leaving over 1.2 million acres of agricultural land damaged, as stated by Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.
This disaster comes in line after provinces in central Vietnam were hit by a typhoon in September. The country is prone to storms and floods due to its long coastline claiming hundreds of lives over the years.
IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series of images of the aftermath of the Vietnam floods.