Flood toll jumps to 43 in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

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Posted: Oct 12, 2011 11:02 PM
Flood toll jumps to 43 in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam says nine more deaths have brought the toll from the Mekong Delta's worst flooding in more than a decade to 43 people, mostly children.

The government said Thursday that the seasonal floods have submerged nearly 70,000 homes. The waters have damaged an estimated $55 million in crops and infrastructure in the south since late August.

The high water levels also prevented more than 234,000 students from attending schools.