HANOI, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Continuous heavy rain over the past five days has striken central Vietnamese localities, claiming four deaths.

From Monday to Friday, four people were killed in heavy rain-triggered flood. Three were reported in central Binh Dinh province, also the hardest hit during the floods while the other one was in central Quang Ngai province, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA on Friday.

In Binh Dinh, downpour left another injured and flooded over 2,800 hectares of newly-planted rice. Local citizens in over 90 communes in the province who were isolated by floods are waiting to be provided with food, drinking water and evacuated out of dangerous areas.

In Quang Ngai, in addition to one death, torrential caused injury to one person. Nearly 9,000 houses were submerged with the depth of 1-1.5 meters, or even 2 meters in some areas.

Meanwhile, initial statistics showed that in central Quang Nam province, as of Friday, over 1,000 houses and some 4,000 hectares of crop were flooded.

In south-central coastal Khanh Hoa province, over 250,000 students have missed school due to floods. Large-scale heavy rain and flooding were also reported in central Ninh Thuan, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, said VNA.