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LANDSLIDES KILL GOLD MINERS IN VIETNAM

Dozens of gold miners were killed in landslides triggered by flash flooding, a newspaper reported today.

The flooding came in the wake of Typhoon Fritz, which last week swept past the country's coast near the central city of Danang, the Communist Party newspaper, the People, reported.

At least 25 people were killed and dozens more were still missing today after a weekend of torrential rains.

Most of the victims were prospectors illegally mining for gold, the newspaper reported. Hundreds of people have moved to Quang Nam in the hope of tapping into that region's gold rush.

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