It's been just a few months since Vietnam lost hundreds of lives in successive rounds of killer flooding, and now the South China Sea has spawned another killer typhoon.
Tropical Storm Kammuri formed Aug. 4 in the South China Sea and raked the Philippines and China with heavy rains.
But Vietnam bore the brunt of it, according to the BBC:
"Torrents of water swept entire villages away, local officials said, while other victims were buried under mountains of mud," the BBC reports.
The death toll could rise, as another 50 people are missing. In October and November, Vietnam lost more than 200 people in flooding following successive storms.
Several studies have predicted that extreme rainfall events will become more frequent and intense due to global warming. One study this month concluded that the tropics, in particular, would see increased bouts of intense rainfall.
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