Heavy floods and landslides hit Vietnam, 37 dead, 40 missing

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Vietnam: Nearly 37 people died, 21 wounded and 40 others missing as heavy floods and landslides hit northern and central Vietnam on Wednesday.

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Due to massive floods, at least 1,000 houses got destroyed and 16,740 others inundated. In six central and northern provinces, the infrastructure and crops of people got destroyed, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority stated.

11 people lost lives and 21 others were missing in the northern province of Hoa Binh due to heavy rainfall and flood situation. The fatalities involve four families whose residences were obscured in a landslide on Thursday prior when they were taking sleep. Nearly six died and 12 were missing, disaster official Quach Viet Hoang affirmed.

It added, saviors were making attempt to find out the missing people.

In Ninh Binh province of North, rescue operations were demanded for about 200,000 people.

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The government conducted emergency meeting on Wednesday to overlook the situation in Vietnam.

Till Wednesday, heavy rainfall of up to 50 centimeters was recorded in few parts of central and northern regions.

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Every year, hundreds of people dies in Vietnam as it flood and storm prone country.

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