Vietnam floods death toll hits 68

This picture taken on October 12, 2017 shows a farmer pulling a boat loaded with harvested paddy on a flooded rice field in the northern province of Ha Nam. (AFP)

The death toll from floods and landslides in Vietnam has risen to 68. Some 35 people also remain missing. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced after Tropical Storm Khanun hit Vietnam’s central and northern regions. Authorities have deployed army and police personnel to deal with the fallout.                   

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