Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing
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.