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Flood death toll rises to 16 in Binh Dinh

Update: November, 18/2013 - 14:00
Nearly 100,000 houses were flooded, with 84 sustaining damage and six collapsing from the heavy rains. Over four kilometers of road were destroyed in the floods.— Photo Ly Kha

BINH DINH (VNS)— The National Search and Rescue Committee updated its death toll on Sunday evening, declaring 16 people had been killed and one missing, after flood waters swept through central Binh Dinh Province on Thursday.

Nearly 100,000 houses were flooded, with 84 sustaining damage and six collapsing from the heavy rains. Over four kilometers of road were destroyed in the floods.

The total damage bill is estimated to be more than VND1.8 billion (US$86,000).

Many residential areas in Tuy Phuoc, Phu Cat and Hoai Nhon districts have been inundated, while local authorities are working with the armed forces to assist residents in the area. –VNS

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