Vietnam floods leave dozens dead

Hundreds of homes have been washed away in flooding and landslides in the north of the country

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Floods and landslides in northern Vietnam have killed at least 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes over the past week. Fifteen people are missing.

The scale of the destruction means rescue efforts are proving difficult. Flooding has crippled four provinces, damaging water systems and farms, where rice and fruit are grown.

The government’s disaster agency puts the overall cost of the damage at more than 940 billion dong (35 million euros).

Floods linked to heavy rain are an annual problem in the south east Asian country where reconstruction efforts by soldiers and others have already begun.

with Reuters