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Tuesday, November 9, 1999 Published at 13:24 GMT


World: Asia-Pacific

Vietnam acts against flood diseases


The authorities in Vietnam say they are taking urgent measures to prevent any outbreak of cholera and other diseases following the worst flooding in decades in central areas of the country.

The Red Cross is reported to have already registered cases of diarrhoea and other stomach ailments in the region, and it has appealed for three million dollars in international aid for Vietnam.

As relief efforts continue road and rail links between the capital, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh city, Danang, Hue and the central province of Quang Tri are reported to have been restored.

The authorities say that more than five hundred people were killed in the floods and more than one million homes destroyed.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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