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Flood Toll Jumps To 43 In Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct 13 : Vietnam says nine more deaths have brought the toll from the Mekong Delta's worst flooding in more than a decade to 43 people, mostly children. The government said Thursday that

PTI [ Updated: October 14, 2011 7:28 IST ]
flood toll jumps to 43 in vietnam s mekong delta
flood toll jumps to 43 in vietnam s mekong delta

Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct 13 : Vietnam says nine more deaths have brought the toll from the Mekong Delta's worst flooding in more than a decade to 43 people, mostly children.


The government said Thursday that the seasonal floods have submerged nearly 70,000 homes. The waters have damaged an estimated $55 million in crops and infrastructure in the south since late August.The high water levels also prevented more than 234,000 students from attending schools.AP

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