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Floods kill 24 in Vietnam, more rains expected

Days of unseasonably torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in central Vietnam, authorities said today, inundating swathes of the region including the tourist draw town of Hoi An.

Vietnam regularly experiences tropical storms and heavy downpours but it is unusual for the country to see so much rain in December, during the cooler dry season that is popular with tourists.

The report said damage totalled 32 million with more than 32,000 hectares of crops destroyed.The floodwaters have receded in the last few days, but local forecasters have warned of further rains to come in the region at the end of the week.
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