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Vietnam floods toll 'rises to 42'

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Vietnamese authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll from severe floods that swept central provinces to 42, with five people still missing. 

This picture taken on November 16, 2013 shows a Vietnamese rescue team transporting villagers to a safer place in the central province of Quang Ngai

Nearly 430,000 houses have been inundated, damaged or destroyed, the flood and storm control department said in an online report, adding rains have now slackened and water has receded in some areas.

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