Floods, land­slides kill 37 in Viet­nam, scores miss­ing

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HANOI, Viet­nam -- At least 37 peo­ple were killed and an­other 40 are miss­ing as floods and land­slides rav­aged north­ern and cen­tral Viet­nam, dis­as­ter of­fi­cials said Thursday.

Heavy rains lashed swathes of the coun­try this week, with north­ern Hoa Binh prov­ince the hard­est hit with 11 dead and 21 miss­ing.

“We are mo­bil­is­ing all forces to search for the miss­ing,” a dis­as­ter of­fi­cial in the prov­ince told AFP by phone.

At least 37 peo­ple were killed across six prov­inces, Viet­nam Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Author­ity said, as au­thor­i­ties scram­bled to find dozens of peo­ple still miss­ing.

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