One Chinese worker was swept away in northern mountainous Ha Giang province, said the national flood and storm control committee.

Four more people are missing and a total of 63 people have been injured since the storms began on Wednesday, although rains have now eased and water levels have started to recede. Hundreds of homes have been damaged.

Vietnam's flood and storm season, which can last until late October, claims hundreds of lives every year and causes huge material losses.

Agence France Presse - June 27, 2011