HANOI, Vietnam, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Heavy rain and flooding in several provinces in Vietnam killed at least 15 people and injured 15 others, officials said Monday.
A Steering Committee for Flood Prevention and Control report said eight people died in Thanh Hoa province, five in Nghe An province and two in Ha Tinh province, all in the central part of the country, the Vietnam News in Hanoi reported.
At least 8,700 homes and more than 86,480 acres of crops were flooded, the report said. At least 180 houses were swept away or destroyed.
The committee said rain-swollen rivers in the three central provinces were receding.
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