Death toll jumps to 55 in Vietnam floods

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Posted: Oct 17, 2011 10:52 PM
Death toll jumps to 55 in Vietnam floods

Vietnam's government says the death toll from the worst flooding in a decade has climbed to 55 people, while more than 170,000 homes have been inundated.

The worst of the flooding is in the southern Mekong Delta, where 48 people, mostly children, have been killed since late August. More than 80,000 homes there have been flooded.

The government said Tuesday that seven more deaths have been reported in three central provinces hit by heavy rains, which have also inundated 92,000 homes. Another four people are missing.