54 people confirmed dead, 39 missing in Vietnam floods

People watch as Hoa Binh hydroelectric power plant opens the flood gates after a heavy rainfall caused by a tropical depression in Hoa Binh province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kham
At least 54 people confirmed to have died and 39 missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, becoming one of the worst deadly flood in years, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday.