Floods kill many in Viet­nam

Sunshine Coast Daily - - WORLD NEWS -

FLOODS have hit north and cen­tral Viet­nam this week, killing at least 54 peo­ple, with 39 miss­ing, the dis­as­ter agency says. Viet­nam is more af­fected by de­struc­tive storms and flood­ing than some neigh­bours be­cause of its long coast. This week’s floods are the worst in years. Nine­teen peo­ple in four neigh­bour­ing homes were buried alive on Thurs­day by a land­slide. More than 34,000 houses have been sub­merged or dam­aged. More than 22,000ha of rice have been ru­ined and 180,000 an­i­mals killed or washed away. Floods have also af­fected seven of 77 prov­inces in Thai­land.

PHOTO: VIET. NEWS AGENCY

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