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Friday, November 02, 2007

Flooding in central Viet Nam kills 20

Flooding caused by torrential rains in Viet Nam’s central provinces has killed 20 people, injured 30 and left 1 missing, ReliefWeb reported Thursday.

The largest loss of life occurred in Quang Nam Province, where nine people died.

Many roads and houses were inundated across the central region, and the rain caused landslides in Quang Ngai and Kon Tum Province.

In 2006, natural disasters in Viet Nam killed 339 people and injured over 2,000, with total losses of approximately 18.6 trillion dong, the equivalent of $1.2 billion.

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