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February 28, 2024

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Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers. ― Google

Capital: Hanoi

Dialing code: +84

Currency: Vietnamese dong

Population: 96.46 million (2019) World Bank

President: Nguyen Xuan Phuc

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Severe weather, including heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, was reported on 9-13 May across northern Provinces of Vietnam, resulting in floods, flash floods, landslides and casualties.

According to media reports, at least 9 people died and about 100 houses were damaged or destroyed. Flood water and landslides damaged several bridges and road sections and a number of dams and reservoirs were also affected.  

On 16-17 May, moderate to locally heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is forecast over northern Vietnam.

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    100
          Damaged Homes
  9
        Deaths

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