02/11/2020 09:30 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Rescuers race against time to find landslide victims in Quang Nam

After three days of combing through the wreckage of the landslide in Tra Leng commune in central Quang Nam province's Nam Tra My district, rescuers have recovered the bodies of eight victims out of 24 people reported missing in the incident.

The rescuers, mainly officers and soldiers of Military Zone 5, are racing against time in the operations before the 10th storm makes landfall in Vietnam.

Chairman of the People's Committee of Nam Tra My district Tran Tri Dung said the rescuers have been deployed to different directions to find the victims.

Lieut. Gen. Thai Dai Ngoc, Commander of Military Zone 5, traveled to the landslide site in Tra Leng to instruct the search and rescue operations. He asked the forces to take advantage of favourable weather conditions to complete the work.

The 10th storm is forecast to slam into Vietnam in the next few days, hampering search and rescue efforts.

On November 1, flood-hit residents in Phuoc Loc commune, Phuoc Son district, also of Quang Nam province, received food and necessities dropped from a helicopter of Air Force Division 372.

Residents in Phuoc Thanh commune, Phuoc Son district, also got food carried by more than 300 people from Phuoc Kim commune.

Landslides have disrupted roads and left about 3,000 residents in Phuoc Loc and Phuoc Thanh communes isolated since October 28.
The transportation of food to the two communes is going on./.