Fresh floods kill 11 in central Vietnam

Disaster officials say new flooding and landslides in central Vietnam have killed 11 people, bringing the death toll over the past six weeks to 178.

Disaster officials say that four people died in Thua Thien Hue province, including a two-year-old girl who drowned in her kindergarten's flooded front yard, while three others died in Quang Ngai province, including a 10-year-old girl buried in her collapsed house by a landslide.

An additional four people were killed in three other provinces.

Officials say up to 29 inches (74 centimeters) of rain has pounded the region over the past three days.

The region was hammered by three earlier rounds of flooding since early Oct that killed 167 people.