Viet­nam flood­ing death toll rises to 23

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

HANOI, Viet­nam — Res­cuers in Viet­nam have re­cov­ered 16 more bod­ies over the past three days, bring­ing the death toll from floods in four north­ern prov­inces to 23.

Flash floods trig­gered by heavy rains last week also left 16 peo­ple miss­ing and in­jured 21 oth­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to the Cen­tral Nat­u­ral Disasters Com­mit­tee on Sun­day, floods have de­stroyed 228 houses, dam­aged roads, crops and ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem. Nearly 5,000 sol­diers, po­lice and res­i­dents have been mo­bi­lized to search for the miss­ing.

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