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Floods and Landslides Kill 26 in Vietnam

Hanoi, August 7 (RHC)-- Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam’s mountainous north, authorities said Monday. 

Since the start of August, flash floods have caused widespread destruction in the provinces of Dien Bien, Yen Bai, Son La, Cao Bang and Lai Chau, the Hanoi-based disaster control office said in a statement. 

According to witnesses in Yen Bai province, floods tore through villages on Thursday night, carrying with them large boulders from the mountains. 

Throughout the northwestern area more than 650 houses were destroyed and damaged, hundreds of hectares of crops lost and roads broken, authorities said. 

Around 235 people were reported dead and missing last year due to flooding and bad weather in Vietnam.  Authorities estimated the losses at $1.7 billion. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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