Death toll reaches 41 in Vietnam flooding

October 19, 2010 09:58

Vietnam — Efforts to find a bus with 19 people swept away by high waters were hampered by raging currents Tuesday in central Vietnam as the country's overall death toll from flooding and heavy rains reached 41, officials said.

Eighteen other people on the bus swam to safety or were rescued after clinging to trees and power poles, including one who emerged later Monday. The bus was yanked off the main highway while traveling from the central highland province of Dak Nong to the northern province of Nam Dinh early Monday morning, said Phan Van Dan, a local police chief.

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