The central region is facing more flooding as torrential rains hit several provinces since Wednesday.
So far, a 15-year-old student was swept away in Ha Tinh Province, while an 80-year-old man was killed and another four people injured by a whirlwind Friday, according to the Central Committee for Storm and Flood Control.
The rains have caused waters to rise in all the rivers in Ha Tinh, the committee said in an online report. The water levels will continue increasing not only in Ha Tinh but also in Quang Binh and Nghe An provinces, it said.
The central coastal region was already hit by heavy rains late last month, and ensuing floods killed at least 66 people and injured 86. Another 18 people are still listed as missing. Property losses were estimated VND2.562 trillion (US$131.4 million) in total.