VIETNAM: DEATH TOLL FROM FLOOD RISES TO 17

HANOI, Seventeen people have been confirmed dead, and three others remained missing due to floods and landslides caused by Typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam's central Nha Trang city, local

media reported on Tuesday.

Flash floods also injured 31 people and destroyed hundreds of houses, online newspaper VietNamNet quoted the municipal People's Committee as reporting.

In 2017, typhoons claimed the lives of 386 people in Vietnam, damaged more than 600,000 houses and caused economic losses of about 60 trillion Vietnamese dong (2.6 billion U.S. dollars).

Source: NAM News Network