Torrential Rain Triggered Fatal Mudslide and Floods in Vietnam

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Flood, Landslide

Raining three days in a row in northwest and central Vietnam has triggered critical
occurrences of mudslide and floods that caused serious death toll. According to a
local news agency, the county of “Mu Kang Chai” in Yen Bai Province located in
northwest Vietnam has borne heavy rain over the last few days; and as a mine
collapsed due to mudslide caused by the rain, 14 people were killed while 3 were
injured, and still another 6 went missing.
Meanwhile, central Vietnam has also gone through days of torrential rain, which
resulted in fatal floods that took 11 lives. Other losses included damaged residences,
roads, and submerged farmlands; the estimated cost almost reached 20 million USD.