Two days of heavy rain in north Vietnam has left five people dead, five more injured, and one person missing. Paddy fields were flooded in Tuyen Quang Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Torrential rain swept through the north since Monday afternoon flooding several cities and districts in a dozen of localities in the region, washing away houses, damaging roads and causing traffic disruption. The recorded rainfall ranged from 55mm in Hanoi and up to 240mm in Thai Nguyen Province. According to local authorities, the five killed were in Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang provinces. In Thai Nguyen Province, strong wind and rain pushed over a part of the boundary wall of a factory, killing three people. The incident occurred at around 4.45am on Tuesday. Four builders were sleeping in their shack next to the wall collapsed. The three victims were identified as 45-year-old Nguyen Viet Tuan from Hanoi and Ha Giang residents Vang Van Luong, 18 and Vang Van Thoi, 20. The last builder, Vang Van Vieng, only suffered minor injuries. Flooding in Tuyen Quang Province meanwhile swept away a whole family of three. Rescuers managed to find the bodies of two and were still searching for the last victim. Lighting… Read full this story
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