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Viet Nam: Flood: 2005/09/10 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/09/10
Country or District Viet Nam
Event Type Flood
Outline At least eight people were killed and about 30,000 people have been displaced after seasonal flooding has stricken Vietnams southern Mekong Delta.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/12
Floods have killed at least nine people in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, seven of them children, and officials said on Monday more danger loomed with the waters not expected to peak until late this month. More than 32,000 people were evacuated from inundated villages and areas at risk from landslides in three Mekong Delta provinces, An Giang, Long An and Dong Thap, disaster management officials said.

Radio Australia 2005/09/10
Flooding in Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta has claimed at least eight lives, mainly children, while around 30,000 people have been displaced.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/10
Seasonal floods have killed at least five people in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta where 28,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground, state-run media reported on Saturday. Four people, three of them children, drowned in Dong Thap province where nearly 1,500 houses were submerged and another 136 homes collapsed, the Tuoi Tre newspaper said, quoting a report by the province's disaster management committee.