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Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

October 12, 2017 5:26 AM
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People remove debris on a road as Doksuri storm hits Ha Tinh province, Vietnam September 15, 2017. — Reuters picHANOI, Oct 12 — Floods in Vietnam killed 37 people and another 40 were missing as a tropical depression caused heavy rain in northern and central provinces, the Southeast Asian nation's disaster prevention agency said today.

Another 21 people were injured after rains caused landslides and flooding, prompting authorities to discharge water from dams, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on its website.

More than 17,000 households have been evacuated and more than 200 homes have collapsed, while nearly 18,000 other houses were submerged or damaged.

The committee said more than 8,000 hectares of land used for growing rice crops were damaged and around 40,000 animals were killed or washed away.


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