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Landslides kill 7 in northern Vietnam

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:09

Hanoi: Disaster officials and state media in Vietnam say landslides and flash floods triggered by Typhoon Vicente have killed seven people, including three in a single family, and left three others missing.

Official Lai Thanh Huyen of Tuyen Quang province in northern Vietnam said Friday that landslides following heavy rains buried a 28-year-old woman, her five-year-old daughter and four-month-old son early Thursday while they were sleeping in their home.

The Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that landslides killed four people in the neighboring province of Ha Giang. It says flash floods have left three other people missing elsewhere in the region.
Vicente injured dozens and grounded planes in Hong Kong earlier in the week.


First Published: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:09

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