- Heavy rains have caused flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam, killing at least 23 people and leaving dozens more missing.
- The floods have also caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.
- The worst-hit province is Hoa Binh, where 15 people have died and 10 are missing.
- Other provinces affected by the floods include Son La, Tuyen Quang, and Bac Kan.
- The government has dispatched emergency teams to the affected areas to help with rescue and relief efforts.
The flash floods are the latest in a series of natural disasters to hit Vietnam in recent months. In July, a powerful typhoon killed at least 13 people and caused widespread damage in central Vietnam.
The government has warned that the risk of further flooding and landslides remains high in the coming days, as the rainy season continues in Vietnam.
The floods are a reminder of the dangers of climate change, which is making extreme weather events more frequent and more severe. Vietnam is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, and the government has warned that it is facing a “climate emergency.”
The government has pledged to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change, but it is a major challenge for a developing country with limited resources.
The floods have also highlighted the vulnerability of rural communities in Vietnam. Many of the people who have been killed or injured in the floods are farmers and villagers who live in remote areas.
The government has pledged to help these communities rebuild their lives, but it will be a long and difficult process.