11 dead in Viet­nam floods

The Myanmar Times - - World -

At least 11 peo­ple have died and sev­eral more are miss­ing in heavy flood­ing in cen­tral Viet­nam, state me­dia said, adding that tens of thou­sands of homes were com­pletely sub­merged by wa­ter. The gov­ern­ment has or­dered lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to mo­bilise the army and po­lice to res­cue trapped res­i­dents fol­low­ing heavy down­pours, state-run Viet­nam Tele­vi­sion re­ported. The chan­nel said at least 11 had died in the flood­ing with some 27,000 homes un­der wa­ter in the re­gion.

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