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Death count in Indonesia's floods, landslides reaches 3

Death count in Indonesias floods, landslides reaches 3

Hanoi: The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control announced on Tuesday that three deaths were caused by the recent days' intense rains in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam. According to the report, two persons died in floods and one person was killed by landslides in the province of Ha Giang.

More than 2,400 houses in the region were inundated, reports Xinhua news agency.

Ha Giang province has been hit the hardest by floods, with rainfall estimated at 100-400 mm over the past few 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 US dollars) during the cited period, which was 2.3 times higher than the same period of 2023.

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