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Vietnam Floods Kill At Least 41


Officials in central Vietnam say at least 41 people are dead and several others missing from floods and landslides caused by weeks of torrential rains.

Authorities say many of the new deaths were in Khanh Hoa and Binh Dinh provinces, were two weeks of heavy downpours triggered flash floods and landslides.

Officials had reported 15 deaths earlier in the week.

Vietnamese officials say the rains have damaged homes and roads, and flooded tens of thousands of hectares of rice fields.

Coastal Vietnam is prone to heavy flooding and other natural disasters.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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