JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Central Vietnam residents evacuated from landslide-hit locale in fear of next disaster

Thursday, November 05, 2020, 16:30 GMT+7
Central Vietnam residents evacuated from landslide-hit locale in fear of next disaster
Ho Thi Hoa, whose father remains missing after a recent landslide, burns an incense stick at a makeshift altar before evacuating to a safe spot. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Local authorities are evacuating hundreds of residents in central Vietnam to avoid human loss as Typhoon Goni is approaching. 

Seven days ago, Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province suffered from a detrimental landslide that killed eight people and left 14 others missing.

From Tuesday, the Tra Leng Middle School for Ethnic Minorities has become the shelter for dozens of residents of Tra Leng Commune, who came with well-prepared packages of clothing and food to get ready for the coming storm.

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province fetch their belonging to safe spots before Storm Goni arrives. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take their belongings to safe spots before Storm Goni arrives. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

This video shows residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province taking shelter at a local school.

Due to the lethal damage of the latest landslide, survivors in the commune are highly vigilant about the nearing storm.

Upon being warned by authorities, they have immediately started packing and brought their children to safe spots.

Ho Van Huy, 35, said he had brought his wife and two children to the school as instructed by officials.

Ho Van Huy and his family take shelter at a local school in Tra Leng Commune, Quang Nam Province.

He was given a bed and a few blankets, enough for his family to take refuge through the storm.

“I’m so worried as many people have died. I have to leave since my house is at high risk of landslide damage,” he said.

Nguyen Duc Son, principal of Tra Leng Middle School for Ethnic Minorities, said eight rooms with the combined housing capacity of 200 guests have been arranged to provide shelter for local residents.

By Tuesday afternoon, Tra Leng authorities had prioritized the rescue of local people from high-risk areas before the storm hits.

People whose houses collapsed in the previous landslide are asked to stay with other households or move to the school facility.

Ho Van Huy and his family take shelter at a local school of Tra Leng Commune of Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Van Huy and his family take shelter at a local school in Tra Leng Commune, Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Le Dinh Luc, a Tra Leng official, said officials were helping households in three vulnerable villages move to safe places.

“We have also mobilized food and assistance from charitable teams to support hundreds of households through this storm,” Luc added.

All manpower and vehicles deployed for the search of missing people in Tra Leng have left the scene and will continue their mission after the storm wanes.

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take shelter at a local school. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take shelter at a local school. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province arrives at a local school to take shelter before Storm Goni arrives. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province arrive at a local school to take shelter before Storm Goni arrives. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

A family takes shelter at a local school of Tra Leng Commune of Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

A family takes shelter at a local school in Tra Leng Commune, Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Thi Hien and her family take shelter at a local school of Tra Leng Commune of Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Thi Hien and her family take shelter at a local school in Tra Leng Commune, Quang Nam Province. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take shelter at a local school. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take shelter at a local school. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

A kid is seen taking shelter at a local school of Tra Leng Commune of Quang Nam Province.

A kid is seen taking shelter at a local school in Tra Leng Commune, Quang Nam Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take shelter at a local school. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take shelter at a local school. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province fetch their belonging to safe spots before Storm Goni arrives. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Residents of Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province take their belongings to safe spots before Storm Goni arrives. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Thi Bong from Tra Leng Commune of Quang Nam Province, whose husband is still missing from the recent landslide, prepares to evacuate to a safe spot. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Thi Bong from Tra Leng Commune in Quang Nam Province, whose husband is still missing following a recent landslide, prepares to evacuate to a safe spot. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Thi Hoa, whose father remains missing from the recent landslide, burns an incense stick at a makeshift altar before evacuating to a safe spot. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Ho Thi Hoa, whose father remains missing after a recent landslide, burns an incense stick at a makeshift altar before evacuating to a safe spot. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Xuan Tung - Le Trung / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news