Floods, landslides kill 3 in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region

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Three people died in the Vietnam’s northern mountainous region following torrential rains over the past few days, the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported on Tuesday.

Two people drowned in floods and another was killed by landslides in Ha Giang province, said the report.

More than 2,400 houses in the region were inundated.

Ha Giang province has been hit the hardest by floods with rainfall estimated at 100-400 mm over the past days.

The province witnessed the highest floods in the past 30 years, local media reported.

Natural disasters left 39 people dead and missing in Vietnam from January to May, according to the General Statistics Office.

The disasters meanwhile caused economic losses of 996.7 billion Vietnamese dong (39.2 million U.S. dollars) during the cited period, which was 2.3 times higher than the same period of 2023.

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