Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Flooding in Vietnam leaves 43 dead, thousands hungry

At least 43 people have died and thousands more are in need of aid after severe flooding in central Vietnam, Reuters reported today, citing the Vietnamese government and state-run television.

“Thousands of people are facing hunger and need food aid in the two provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh,” the Vietnam Television (VTV) station said in a news bulletin.

Army high speed boats are attempting to take aid to about 60,000 people who have been displaced by the water, a government disaster report said. However, serious road damage has prevented rescue workers from quickly delivering aid.

According to the article: “ […] Waters were receding in other flood-hit central provinces, leaving dirt, garbage and the carcasses of dead livestock in water supply sources, officials said.”

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