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|Bodies of seven victims are found at the site of the Song Bo forest rangers’ office in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue (Photo: VNA)|
Thua Thien-Hue – As of 3pm on October 15, rescuers had found bodies of seven victims at the site of the Song Bo forest rangers’ office in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, where 13 members of a working team went missing after the building was buried in landslides.
The victims’ identities are yet to be known. Their bodies will be brought to Military Hospital 268 in the province’s Hue city.
Weather conditions at the site have worsened with heavy clouds and mist, and torrential rains are projected in the area in the coming days.
The Rao Trang 3 and 4 hydropower plants in Thua Thien-Hue have been isolated by flooding and landslides since October 12. On the evening of October 13, Nguyen Dai Thanh, director of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant, confirmed three deaths linked to landslides on October 12.
A 21-strong search and rescue team, including local officials and the military, were also hit by a landslide on their way to Rao Trang 3 on October 13, leaving 13 missing, while eight others managed to escape.
Seventeen workers at Rao Trang 3 are also missing after the landslide. About 40 workers there have been safely moved to the Rao Trang 4 plant, which was reached on the evening of October 13 by a team from the provincial police.