Floods leave 20 dead in central, northern Vietnam

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Floods caused by torrential rains claimed the lives of 20 people in central and northern Vietnam as of Monday morning, according to the National Committee of Flood Prevention and Control.

Thanh Hoa Province had the highest death toll with eight, followed by Nghe An with six, Ha Tinh and Yen Bai with two each and Phu Tho and Ninh Binh with one each.

Statistics from the National Committee of Search and Rescue showed that floods had swept away 52 houses and submerged 3,500 others, mostly in Ha Tinh and Nghe An provinces.

More than 22,000 hectares of crops and orchards were inundated and many roads were damaged.

According to the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center, the dangerously high waters in rivers from Thanh Hoa to Nghe An provinces have reduced but are still at high-risk levels.

Local authorities have mobilized more than 14,000 people in rescue efforts.

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