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lundi 12 août 2019

Dozens dead, six missing in Typhoon Wipha's aftermath in Vietnam

Nearly 3,900 houses, more than 22,000 hectares of crops submerged in massive flooding in southern Lam Dong province.

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lundi 5 août 2019

Several dead, missing as Tropical Storm Wipha slams into Vietnam

Heavy rain reported in northern Vietnam over the weekend, with more rain expected to cause flooding on Monday.

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lundi 10 décembre 2018

Two dead as heavy rains batter central Vietnam

The heavy flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains in central provinces have left at least two people dead and another injured.

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dimanche 22 juillet 2018

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 19

Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said on Sunday (Jul 22), as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.

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dimanche 15 octobre 2017

Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68

The death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing, officials said Sunday.

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vendredi 13 octobre 2017

Vietnam floods : Death toll rises to 54 as swathes of land washed away

Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression battered the country earlier this week, officials say.

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jeudi 12 octobre 2017

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.

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mercredi 30 août 2017

In Vietnam, poverty and poor development, not just floods, kill the most marginalised

Flooding and landslides in northwest Vietnam have caused widespread devastation since the start of August. The disaster crippled the provinces of Son La, Dien Bien, Yen Bai and Lai Chau, situated within one of the most disadvantaged regions of the country.

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dimanche 6 août 2017

Death toll from Vietnam floods rises to 23

Rescuers in Vietnam have recovered 16 more bodies over the past three days, bringing the death toll from floods in four northern provinces to 23.

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mardi 21 mars 2017

Drunk men open water reservoir, flood 2 communes in central Vietnam

Officials reported over $13,000 in damages after three drunk men released 2 million cubic meters of water from a reservoir.

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dimanche 18 décembre 2016

111 people killed, missing due to floods in central Vietnam since October

A total of 111 people have lost their lives or gone missing after falling victim to repeated floods that struck the central part of Vietnam since October.

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lundi 5 décembre 2016

Vietnam floods leave 13 dead, damage agriculture and livestock

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

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dimanche 16 octobre 2016

Vietnam braces for typhoon Sarika after deadly flooding

Fifteen dead in Vietnam after days of torrential rain; Typhoon Sarika lashes Philippines, killing at least two

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samedi 6 août 2016

Foreign tourists trapped as flash flood sweeps northern Vietnam

A flash flood battered a province in northern Vietnam following heavy rain on Friday, killing three and leaving six others missing as well as dozens of tourists trapped in the raging currents.

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mercredi 14 octobre 2015

Vietnam wakes up to disaster possibilities after China discharges water in river

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has reported unusual flooding in the Red River in northern Vietnam since October 11 following heavy inflows from China, where massive volumes of water have allegedly been discharged from dams.

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dimanche 2 août 2015

Vietnam hit by flooding, toxic sludge from coal plants

Vietnam is struggling to help communities hit by toxic mudslides after torrential rain in a major coal-mining area in northern Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay tourist site.

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vendredi 31 juillet 2015

Vietnam floods kill 17 and threaten to pollute Ha Long bay

Flooding in northern Vietnam has killed at least 17 people, with the continuing rain prompting concerns of landslides and of pollution from inundated coal mines reaching one of the country’s most famous sites of natural beauty.

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samedi 11 octobre 2014

Rising river severely floods Vietnam's southern hub

The water level of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City continued to rise on Friday, reaching up to 1.66 meters, submerging many areas, leaving numerous vehicles stranded, and blocking traffic on many streets.

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mardi 5 août 2014

Central Vietnam hydropower dam breaks again, flooding fields

A hydropower dam in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai broke again on Friday morning causing a flash flood that claimed more than 100 hectares of farmland.

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dimanche 17 novembre 2013

Twenty-eight die in Vietnam floods, nine missing

HANOI - Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people since Friday, with nine others missing and nearly 80,000 displaced, state media and government reports said, after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains across central regions of the country.

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lundi 11 novembre 2013

Weakened Typhoon Haiyan hits Vietnam

Typhoon Haiyan has made landfall in Vietnam, uprooting trees and tearing roofs off hundreds of homes, but sparing the country the widespread devastation wrought on the Philippines. - See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/typhoon-haiyan-hits-vietnam/story-e6frg6so-1226757176833#sthash.6cs04vNY.dpuf

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jeudi 25 juillet 2013

Vietnam : disaster risk management project

Helping Vietnam improve capacity for disaster risk management, reduce vulnerability to flood and storm hazards; and increase the efficiency of post-disaster recovery.

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lundi 24 juin 2013

Hoi An faces soggy future

QUANG NAM - The Quang Nam Province People’s Committee warns that nearly one third of Hoi An, a World Heritage town in this central Vietnamese province, could be submerged by floods as early as 2020.

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jeudi 11 octobre 2012

Continuous rain plunges rice price In Mekong Delta

Price of autumn-winter rice has plunged in the Mekong Delta in recent days due to continuous heavy rainfall that has lasted for more than a month.

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lundi 1 octobre 2012

Smugglers use floods to escape detection

Cross-border smugglers operating on boats have taken advantage of floods in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to transport goods over the Cambodian border.

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lundi 10 septembre 2012

29 people killed and 4 missing in landslides and flooding in Vietnam

HANOI — Officials say landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains have killed 29 people and left four missing in northern and central Vietnam.

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lundi 20 août 2012

Typhoon Kai-Tak claims 27 lives as floods hit north Vietnam

At least 27 people have been killed during a typhoon which swept across northern provinces of Vietnam over the weekend, officials have said.

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samedi 19 novembre 2011

Silent flood misery for 1.8M in Cambodia, Vietnam

CHAKTO LORK — Hang Davi's life now depends on her husband's luck. If he catches fish in the stagnant floodwaters that have turned her Cambodian village into a lake, the family eats. If not, they go to bed hungry and pray his losing streak won't last another day.

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samedi 12 novembre 2011

Vietnam minister wants hydropower plants to pay for damages caused by water discharge

The Vietnamese environment minister told the press Thursday that the ministry will consider making hydropower companies pay for damages caused by their discharge of water from dams.

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lundi 17 octobre 2011

Flood toll jumps to 43 in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Vietnam says nine more deaths have brought the toll from the Mekong Delta's worst flooding in more than a decade to 43 people, mostly children.

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