Two dead, one missing after flash floods strike northern Vietnam

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Flash floods killed two, injured eight and left one missing in northern Vietnam early this week.

The Central Steering Committee on Flood and Storm Prevention and Fighting issued a statement Tuesday, announcing that a flash floods had killed a person, flooded 450 hectares of agricultural fields and caused massive infrastructure damage in Yen Bai Province.

In nearby Cao Bang, floodwaters damaged 251 houses.

The same day, Voice of Vietnam reported that water had dislodged nearly 3,000 cubic meters in nearby Dien Bien Province where a rockslide killed one person and injured four others.

One remained missing among the debris and many of the victims have yet to be identified.

Damages to the province's fields and roads have been estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said a tropical depression combined with water discharge from hydropower dams has raised the high water mark to alarming levels in the Red, Thai Binh and Lo Rivers.

In it's most recent announcement, the agency reported that the waters have receded.

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