‘Catastrophic floods’: 105 killed, 5 million affected in Vietnam

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Severe floods and landslides triggered by weeks of heavy rains have killed at least 105 people in central Vietnam and “swamped” five million, according to media reports and an aid agency. About a third of the dead included soldiers whose barracks were buried under deadly mudslides last week, Reuters news agency reported on Tuesday. At least 27 people are still missing, the agency said. Among them are 15 construction workers who were also hit by a landslide. At least 178,000 homes have been submerged and nearly 7,000 hectares (17,297 acres) of crops have been affected. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez Hodayan reports. –

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