10 Oct '11, 12pm

Pictures: Vietnam flood toll reaches 24, mostly children: Govt

Pictures: Vietnam flood toll reaches 24, mostly children: Govt

The toll from the worst floods to hit Vietnam's Mekong Delta in a decade has reached 24, most of them children, the government disaster authority said on Monday, as it reported a further six deaths. -- PHOTO: AFP HANOI (AFP) - The toll from the worst floods to hit Vietnam's Mekong Delta in a decade has reached 24, most of them children, the government disaster authority said on Monday, as it reported a further six deaths. The Hanoi-based national flood and storm control committee said that 21 of those killed have been children who drowned in floodwaters. The flooding, which began in mid-September and is expected to last until late October, has so far inundated nearly 60,000 homes in the country and damaged more than 6,900 hectares of rice fields. Vietnam is the world's number two rice exporter and the Mekong Delta in the south accounts for half the country's production. To...

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