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Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam

Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central Vietnam
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This Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, photo, shows several houses damaged by landslides in south-central resort city of Nha Trang, Vietnam. A disaster official said the landslides from heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm Toraji collapsed several houses and buried victims in some villages in the resort city. (Phan Thi Sau/Vietnam News Agency via AP)

Published Sunday, November 18, 2018 11:00PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam.

A disaster official in Khanh Hoa province says some 600 soldiers have been mobilized to search for the missing and evacuate people from high-risk areas.

He said the landslides from heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm Toraji collapsed several houses and buried the victims in some villages in the resort city of Nha Trang on Sunday.

The storm weakened to a tropical depression at sea off the south central coastal province of Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan on Sunday night, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Monday.
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