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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 Storms Hit Localities in Vietnam

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Heavy rain and strong winds have affected Hanoi and the Northern Region over the past week, causing floods, triggering landslides and resulting in casualties and damage.

According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), at least 13 people have died, of which eight in Dien Bien Province, three in Nguyen Province and two in Cao Bang Province.

On 6-7 June, more heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over the affected regions.

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