Death Toll From Floods in Northern Vietnam Rises to 23

Peace and Freedom

HANOI, Vietnam — Rescuers in Vietnam have recovered 16 more bodies over the past three days, bringing the death toll from floods in four northern provinces to 23.

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains earlier this week also left 16 people missing and injured 21 others.

According to the Central Natural Disasters Committee Sunday, floods have destroyed 228 houses, damaged roads, crops and irrigation system. Nearly 5,000 soldiers, police and residents have been mobilized to search for the missing.

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Death toll rises in northern Vietnam flash floods

4 AUGUST 2017

Heavy rains and flash floods result in nine deaths while another 24 people missing in one of country’s poorest regions.

Floods destroyed houses and crippled transport infrastructure [Quoc Viet/AP Photo]

At least nine people have been killed and 24 are missing after flash floods hit northern Vietnam, officials…

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