Viet Nam: Floods - Oct 2005

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Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in central Vietnam, killing at least 67 people and damaging 3,200 houses in the most severely hit Binh Dinh province (1,050 kilometers south of Hanoi). Rising water levels have also submerged over 3,560 houses in Long An province. Torrential rains damaged more than 12,000 hectares of crop and some sections of dikes and the North-South railway. (OCHA, 27 Oct 2005)

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