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Flash floods kill 6 in Vietnam

August 13, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A disaster official says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed six people, including five in a family in northern Vietnam.

Vu Van Luat said Wednesday that a couple and three of their children were killed early Tuesday when their home where they were sleeping was washed away by flash floods in the northern province of Lai Chau. The couple’s other child and their nephew suffered minor injuries in the incident, he added.

Flash floods also killed a baby girl and seriously injured her parents when their house was buried by a landslide in a nearby village, Luat said.

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms which kill hundreds of people each year.

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