Vietnam flood death toll rises as storm Nangka dumps more rain

Vietnam’s flood death toll rose to at least 23 and authorities said the incoming storm Nangka would dump more heavy rain on the country in the coming days.

The floods also left at least 14 people missing in Vietnam’s central provinces, the government said in a statement on Monday.

Most of the victims were washed away by floodwaters, the national disaster management authority said, adding local authorities evacuated nearly 46,000 people from affected areas.

The floods have inundated more than 109,000 homes and 1,443 acres (584 hectares) of crops and damaged roads and bridges, the agency added.

Separately, a landslide on Monday reportedly buried 13 construction workers at a hydropower dam in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

According to weather forecasters, water levels will keep rising, swelling rivers and submerging more communities in the region, the state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

The situation worsened over the weekend when Tropical Storm Linfa, which weakened to a depression when it hit the country, brought more rain to the region.

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