Vietnam floods, slips kill scores

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Rescuers search for bodies of victims at the site of a landslide where four families with 18 members were killed in Tan Lac district. AFP

HANOI (AFP) – Heavy rain in northern and central Vietnam triggered floods and landslides that killed 46 people and 33 people were missing in the worst such disaster in years, the search and rescue committee said yesterday. The floods hit Vietnam on Monday. “Our entire village has had sleepless nights… it’s impossible to fight against this water, it’s the strongest in years,” a resident in Hoa Binh province was quoted by VTV as saying. Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said authorities were discharging water from dams to control water levels. Some 317 homes had collapsed, while more than 34,000 other houses were submerged or had been damaged.

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