Disaster in Vietnam
AT least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage north and central Vietnam, destroying homes and leaving rescuers scrambling to find survivors.
Tens of thousands were evacuated after heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, as forecasters warned of more bad weather to come.
Northern Hoa Binh is the hardest hit with 11 dead and 21 missing, prompting a state of emergency to be declared.
“We are mobilising all forces to search for the missing,” a disaster official told AFP.
Rescue efforts were hampered as water and mud submerged roads in several areas, including in Hoa Binh where eight died in an overnight landslide.