Floods and landslides kill 43 in rainstorm
culties because of the huge volume of soil, mud and rocks that buried the houses.”
Evacuations were ordered for 200,000 people in Ninh Binh province in the north.
The tropical depression first hit central Vietnam on Tuesday and brought heavy rains.
More rains were forecast for parts of the northern and central regions as a cold spell moves from southern China to Vietnam, the disaster agency said.
Also, another tropical depression was expected to hit the Philippines and could strengthen into a tropical storm as it moves over the South China Sea.
Agriculture Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong was quoted as telling a government emergency meeting that it was the first time in a decade that northern and central regions suffered as much rain in such a short period of time.
Vietnam is prone annual rainstorms.