Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed five people and forced 70,000 from their homes in central Vietnam, disaster officials and state media said on Saturday.

Officials in Quang Ngai province said that the floods forced 64,500 people from their homes in the province, where two people died. They said the military and police are rushing aid and food to people in many villages cut off by the flood waters.

Another 4,500 people were evacuated from their homes in the neighbouring province of Quang Nam.

State media reported that three people were killed by flooding in two other central provinces.

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