Much of Vietnam's capital has remained under water as the death toll from the city's worst flooding in two decades climbed to 17, the Associated Press reported.
Floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 44 people in the past week across northern and central Vietnam and sent food prices skyrocketing in Hanoi as much of the capital's transportation system ground to a standstill.
Rain had stopped falling by Sunday morning and waters were receding in Hanoi, but many of the city's streets remained submerged under up to three feet (a meter) of water.
The VietNamNet news Web site quoted police as saying thirteen more bodies were recovered in Hanoi on Saturday, bring the city's death toll from the floods to 17. One person was reported missing.