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Floods leave 10 dead, missing in central Vietnam

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 1st December, 2021 08:00:32 PM
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Floods leave 10 dead, missing in central Vietnam

 

Floods triggered by torrential rain in Vietnam's central region in the past few days have left 10 people dead or missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for National Disaster Prevention and Control said Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

The victims included six in Phu Yen province, four in Binh Dinh province and one in Kon Tum province, the committee said in its latest report.

From November 27 to 30, total rainfall exceeded 800 mm of precipitation in several areas. Nearly 60,000 houses have been inundated and over 4,700 others isolated due to the floods, all in Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.

In an urgent dispatch sent Tuesday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh ordered relevant authorities, especially those in central localities, to implement prompt measures to ensure people's safety and minimize property damage.