13 killed in Vietnam flood

Hanoi: At least 13 people were killed due to a flood in Vietnam, authorities said on Thursday.

The victims were reported in five provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh, reports Xinhua news agency.

The flood also damaged roughly 12,000 hectares of rice and other crops, killed nearly 163,500 cattle and poultry.

In Vietnam, natural disasters, mostly typhoons, floods and landslides, killed 189 people and injured 140 others, and caused property losses of some 9,000 billion Vietnamese dong ($391 million) in the first 11 months of this year.