The death toll from severe flooding in Vietnam triggered by a tropical storm has risen to nearly 100, officials say. Tropical storm Mirinae caused widespread damage in central provinces when it struck on Nov. 2. Hundreds of houses were destroyed and tens of thousands of people stranded by flood waters, local reports said. In the worst-hit province of Phu Yen, the disaster committee described it as "the most devastating flooding in more than 30 years." Some 2,000 soldiers have been sent to help with the rescue effort. Disaster officials said information was still trickling in from isolated areas and the death toll could rise. (BBC)

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