Consecutive storms with heavy rains causing serious floods and landslides have hit the central region. As of October 24 evening, the natural disaster killed 119 lives, and left 21 others missing, destroyed thousands of houses and caused a big loss of property of local residents.
The Provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control informed that flooding has worsened in the Central province of Quang Binh over last week when prolonged torrential downpours have caused waist-deep floods in the most parts of districts and Dong Hoi City.
Security forces and rescue workers are going through forest to approach the landslide site in search of 22 soldiers of Defense Economics Division 337, who have been reported trapped under debris of the massive landslide in the North Central province of Quang Tri. Of the trapped soldiers, 14 dead bodies have been found.
Spending 24-hour searching, rescue team yesterday found and safely took 20 trapped victims out of the Rao Trang 4 hydroelectric plant in Phong Xuan Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien- Hue Province by waterway after the massive landslide had occurred in the Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant on October 12 while they had been working.
The cargo ship sailing under the flag of the Philippines, Bayani carrying the first metro cars of the metro line No. 1, linking Ben Thanh in District 1 to Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, docked at Khanh Hoi Port in HCMC’s District 4 on Thursday morning.
The Steering Board for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported that flooding caused by torrential downpours in the Central region has caused 11 people dead and missing as of the evening on October 8.
The operator of the new Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station, Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) asks workers to complete the incomplete works quickly because the date of inauguration is going ahead on Saturday as planned.