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33 Dead in Vietnam Floods

Landslides and flash floods triggered by Typhoon Muifa have killed at least 33 people in Vietnam's Central Highlands.

Torrential rains hit Vietnam's central region last week, and floods submerged more than 10,000 houses while paralyzing rail traffic. Four provinces, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri were hardest-hit.

Authorities in the region are continuing to evacuate people from flooded areas and provide victims with food, medicine and shelter.

Despite the flooding elsewhere, little rain has been reported over the past few days in the nearby province of Daklak, the country's largest coffee growing region, and there have been no reports of damaged crops.

Forecasters predict only light rain from Muifa, now downgraded to a tropical storm, at it moves into the Gulf of Thailand.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.