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Floods kill at least three in northern Vietnam, heavy rains forecast

By Reuters
June 11, 2024
Flood waters submerged buildings after heavy rain in Ha Giang city in northern Vietnam on June 10, 2024. — AFP
Flood waters submerged buildings after heavy rain in Ha Giang city in northern Vietnam on June 10, 2024. — AFP

HANOI: Flash floods have killed at least three people and left one missing in northern Vietnam since Saturday night, the government said on Monday, and more heavy rains are expected over the coming days.

The victims include a 3-year-old boy and his father and a 42-year-old woman, all in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, the government said in a statement.

Floods triggered by torrential rains over the past two days have caused floods in several parts of northern Vietnam, including Ha Giang, Haiphong and Quang Ninh.

Rainfall ranged from 112.6 to 295.4 mm in the area over the past 24 hours, according to data from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.