Students make their way through a flooded street in Hanoi October 31, 2008. REUTERS/Kham
HA NOI — Sudden heavy rain, the heaviest downpours in 35 years, battered Ha Noi and the north-central countryside on October 31 causes flood in Ha Noi. Water in central and northern province rivers are forecast to rise to above Alert 3 – above 6m. Official death toll climbed to 74. Read more on Vietnam News Agency and see news photo story on Yahoo news here.