Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

13 October 2017

At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week. Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. A typhoon wrecked havoc across central provinces just last month.

Some 317 homes have collapsed in floods and landslides this week, while more than 34,000 other houses have been submerged or damaged. More than 22,000 hectares of rice have also been damaged and around 180,000 animals killed or washed away.