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Flash floods kill 7, leave 4 missing in northern Vietnam

A man transporting rice cakes for sale on his bicycle, looks at his produce while standing on a flooded street in Vietnam's central ancient town of Hoi An on Nov 18, 2013. Photo: Reuters

A man transporting rice cakes for sale on his bicycle, looks at his produce while standing on a flooded street in Vietnam’s central ancient town of Hoi An on Nov 18, 2013. Photo: Reuters

HANOI (Vietnam) — A disaster official says flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed seven people and left four others missing in a northern Vietnamese province.

Mr Tran Viet Phuong in Son La province said today (June 25) that authorities are still searching for the four missing, including a four-year-old boy whose house was washed away.

Flash floods washed away more than 20 houses in the province, he said.

Tropical Storm Kujira which slammed northern coast yesterday has now dissipated, according to the national weather forecasters.

The storm has dumped up to 20cm of rain on many parts of northern region over the past two days.

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms, which kill hundreds of people each year.

Source: Today Online

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