Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam

Sunday, October 19, 2008

HANOI, Vietnam: Floods triggered by heavy rain have killed 11 people and damaged hundreds of homes in central Vietnam.

Officials in Vietnam’s old capital of Hue and Quang Ngai province say the bodies of an 1-month-old baby and three men were recovered Saturday after being swept from their homes by floodwaters.

Disaster response official Le Van Thu says seven people including two children have drowned over the weekend in the hardest-hit province of Quang Nam. Hundreds of homes have been damaged.

Authorities say they are rushing food and medicine to the affected areas.

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms that kill hundreds of people each year.

Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam – International Herald Tribune

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