The deadly landslide occurred on early morning of October 18 and hit the military barracks of the Defence Economics Division 337 of the Military Region 4 in Huong Hoa District of Quang Tri. It killed 22 soldiers and officials who joined a mission to help local people overcome the flood consequences.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent wreaths of flowers to pay tribute to the officials and soldiers.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh led a delegation of the Party, State, Government and National Assembly to attend the tribute-paying and burial service.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed a decision No. 1628/QĐ-TTg to posthumously bestow “The Fatherland Acknowledges the Merit” certificates to the 22 fallen troops.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh pays tribute to martyrs.
At the memorial service
Families mourn death of martyrs.