Seven die in Vietnam flash floods

Residents in Lang son after floods caused by Typhoon Hagupit, 26/09/08

Floods are a common occurrence in Vietnam

At least seven people have died in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam, officials say.

Thousands of houses have been submerged in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai. A baby and two children are among the dead.

More floods and landslides are expected and residents in the mountainous areas being urged to leave their homes.

The government is sending food and medical aid.

Last month, floods triggered by Typhoon Hagupit killed at least 25 people in northern Vietnam.

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Seven die in Vietnam flash floods

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