Downpour-triggered landslide kills three people in Quang Ninh

At least three people were crushed to death under the wreckage as their homes were buffeted in a landslide after a heavy rain, lasting several hours, in the northern province of Quang Ninh August 17 night.

Pham Van Bay’s house is completely destroyed in a landslide caused by a torrential rain in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province on August 17 (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

In Ha Long City, Pham Van Bay’s house was collapsed killing his wife and daughter while they were sleeping. Bay escaped the death as he was at the house’s another room at that time.

The same time, the torrential rain swept a section of a hill-located reservoir’s embankment to demolish another house in Cam Pha town, killing Luu Dinh Vy, 30, and seriously injured Hoang Nghia Hanh, 26, while they were in beds.

Both of them are from the central province of Nghe An and workers of Quang Hanh Coal Company.

Local authorities assisted each of mourning families VND5 million while those with injured people received VND3 million each.

By Phuc Hau – Translated by Hai Mien

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