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10 killed, 11 missing in Vietnam's floods sparked by Typhoon Son Tinh

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Staff Writer | July 22, 2018
Typhoon Son Tinh
Weather   Heavy rain may continue to last for days

Heavy rain and flash floods triggered by Typhoon Son Tinh killed 10 people and left 11 others missing in Vietnam's central and northern regions, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Saturday.

Among the deaths, eight were from northern Yen Bai province, and two from central Thanh Hoa province. Among the people listed as missing, nine were from Yen Bai and two from Thanh Hoa.

Heavy rain, flash floods and landslides also destroyed over 100 houses and inundated more than 3,000 others, damaged thousands of hectares of crops and aquaculture ponds, and caused traffic jams and disruptions in many provinces.

According to Vietnam's National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, heavy rain may continue to last for days in the regions, and more flash floods and landslides are likely to hit Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces.


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