Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vietnam floods 2013: Five dead, 200 houses destroyed


Recent Vietnam floods have claimed lives of at least five people and left one other missing, Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said today.

Vietnam floods have left seven others injured and damaged over 200 houses, Flood and Storm Control Committee added.

According to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center, the tropical storm Jebi is forecast to move north and northwest in next 24-48 hours.

The 2008 Vietnam floods had claimed lives of at least 100 people. Vietnam floods have claimed lives of around 500 in last five years (2008-present).

Around 25,000 people have been evacuated to relief camps after floods in Karen State, Myanmar.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 31, 2013