19 Oct 2008

At least seven die in flash floods in Vietnam

9:57 pm on 19 October 2008

At least seven people have died in flash floods in central Vietnam, officials say.

Three provinces Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai were the hardest hit with thousands of homes submerged under water.

More flash floods and landslides are expected, and people are being told to evacuate their homes in the mountainous districts in the three provinces.