Death toll from Vietnam floods climbs to 88

2011-11-08 08:57

Hanoi – Vietnamese officials say some of the country’s worst flooding in a decade has killed 88 people and left four others missing in the central and southern regions.

Central Quang Nam province disaster official Nguyen Minh Tuan says recent floods have killed eight people there, leaving another missing as large swaths of land remain submerged.

The government says two other people have drowned in central Vietnam and three more are missing.

Tuan said today that large parts of Hoi An ancient town, a Unesco heritage site popular with tourists, were inundated, but that no landmarks were under threat of damage.

Meanwhile, the death toll from seasonal floods in the southern Mekong Delta has hit 78.

Water continues to inundate that area, but has started to recede in central Vietnam.

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