Natural disasters in northern Vietnam have killed 17 people

Floods, hurricanes, and lightning strikes have killed 17 people in northern Vietnam, said on Monday the Associated Press referring to the country's authorities.

Lightning strikes killed 12 people, the rest were killed by falling trees, collapsed homes due to flooding in the six northern provinces.

Six people are reported missing, another 64 were injured.

Element 2.6 destroyed thousands of homes were flooded about 23 thousand hectares of rice crops.

According to the agency, annual floods and storms in Vietnam become a cause of death of hundreds of people.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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