Floods kill 8 in north-central Vietnam

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Flooding caused by heavy rains has claimed eight lives in northern and central provinces over the last week, according to the National Committee for Flood Prevention and Control.

Yen Bai Province registered the highest death toll with three killed, followed by Cao Bang Province with two and Quang Ninh, Son La and Thanh Hoa with one death each.

The floods also killed 1,900 poultry and cattle and submerged 218 hectares of paddy fields and other crops in Phu Tho Province, and 881 hectares of paddy fields in Tuyen Quang Province.

Heavy rains May 21-28 caused rivers and lakes to flood but also supplied much-needed water to dry hydropower lakes in northern and central provinces.

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecast predicted Tuesday that heavy rains may continue in northern provinces over the next three days.

It has warned cities and provinces to beware of flash floods, landslides and rising water levels at both rivers and lakes.

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