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Floods kill 7 and leave 27 missing in northern Vietnam

Flood water rages in a river in northern province of Son La, Vietnam on Thursday Aug. 3, 2017. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed seven people and left 27 others missing in three northern provinces. (Vietnam News Agency via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 4:56 AM

HANOI, Vietnam - Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed seven people and left 27 others missing in northern Vietnam, an official said Thursday.

Disaster official Luong Tuan Anh said two people died and 13 are missing in the worst-hit province of Yen Bai. Some 900 government personnel have been mobilized to search for the missing.

The other casualties were reported in the neighbouring provinces of Son La and Lai Chau.

A government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung is in the area to direct relief efforts.

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms, which kill hundreds of people each year.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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