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Rescue operations underway for landslide victims in Quang Nam

Specialised equipment and sniffer dogs have been mobilised to search victims of the landslide in Nam Tra My district’s Tra Leng commune, the central province of Quang Nam.

According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Ho Quang Buu, at 2pm on October 29, the rescue force approached Tra Leng commune’s village 1, where landslide buried and injured many local residents.

Thirty three people were found while bodies of six people were recovered, he said, adding rescue operations are still ongoing to search the remaining 14.

Buu said a landslide in Tra Van commune left 12 people injured and eight dead.

The injured victims are getting treatment at the district hospital.

Meanwhile, flash floods have hampered search and rescue operations for landslide victims in Phuoc Loc commune, Phuoc Son district, also in Quang Nam province.

A landslide hit village 3 in Phuoc Loc commune at 2pm on October 28. The rescue force found five people dead while eight other still unaccounted for./.