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Flash floods leave 1 dead, another missing

Update: August, 15/2014 - 08:07

HA NOI (VNS) — Floods triggered by torrential rains in northern mountainous provinces killed one person and left another missing on Wednesday, according to the Central Steering Committee on Flood and Storm Control.

The victim was a ten-year-old boy in Lai Chau Province who was killed as he passed a dam spillway. A 19-year-old man in Lao Cai Province was also swept away while he was crossing a stream.

Heavy rains and floods have also destroyed houses and damaged rice fields and many sections of roads in the provinces of Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Lai Chau.

Earlier on Tuesday, five people were killed by floods in Lai Chau. — VNS

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