Five dead, two missing as heavy rains cause flash floods in Vietnam northern mountains

Downpours in Vietnam’s northern mountains last week caused flash floods that killed at least five people, including two children, and left two others missing. The National Steering Committee for Search and Rescue said heavy rains between August 10 and 14 have taken a heavy toll, news website VietNamNet reported. Rescuers in Thanh Hoa Province in the north-central region are looking for a five-year-old who was swept away while sleeping at night.