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    Vietnam Suffers New Flooding after Tropical Depression

    November 9, 2011; 6:12 PM ET
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    Satellite image of Tropical Depression 24W off north-central Vietnam on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

    Deadly flooding has struck central Vietnam following heavy rain unleashed by a tropical depression.

    At least 23 people were killed, 17 of them in the province of Quang Nam, the BBC said on Wednesday. The flooded led the the evacuation of 30,000 people in the area, according to the Australian ABC website.

    Washed-out roads and inundated homes were cited in the reports. Hue and Hoi An were among the badly effected areas.

    The floods were precipitated by torrential rain linked to Tropical Depression 24W, which lurked off the Vietnam coast between Sunday and Tuesday. The depression has since dissipated.

    According to weather data accessed by AccuWeather.com show rainfall of 18 inches at Phu Bai, near Hue, and 14 inches at Danang.

    Vietnam has also been struggling with floods in its southern Mekong Delta, where at least 78 people have died. Resulting from unusually heavy monsoon rain during July through early October, the Delta flooding is related to that which has also taken hundreds of lives in Thailand and Cambodia.

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