Floods kill four in central Vietnam

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At least four people were killed in floods triggered by heavy rains since Friday in central Vietnam, according a report issued Tuesday on the website of the national floods and storms control agency.

Three of the victims were from Nghe An province, while the other, a child, was from Binh Thuan, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention said in its report.

Floods and torrential rains have also damaged thousands of houses as well as tens of thousands of hectares of crops across the northern part of the central coast, the committee said, adding that traffic infrastructure has also been affected.

Two hydropower reservoirs in Thanh Hoa and Nghe An were destroyed, it said.

According to the committee, flooding in local rivers will increase over the next few days. As of Monday night, water in the central and Central Highlands rivers had reached alarming levels. In Dak Kong province's Kong River, the water level was recorded at 588.7 meters.

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