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Landslide kills three people, injures one in northern Vietnam

Landslide kills three people, injures one in northern Vietnam

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 15:35 GMT+7
Landslide kills three people, injures one in northern Vietnam
The scene of a landslide in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, August 12, 2021. Photo: Hang Ngan / Tuoi Tre

Three people are dead and another is still being treated at the hospital after a landslide hot a neighborhood in Ha Long City under Quang Ninh Province in northern Vietnam early Thursday morning.

The landslide swept through a residential area in Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City at around 4:00 am on Thursday while the four victims were fast asleep, according to the People’s Committee of the city.

Rescuers quickly arrived at the residential area to look for the victims. 

Quang Ninh deputy chairman Pham Van Thanh also visited the site to direct the rescue.

It took over three hours for the rescuers to pull the first victim from the debris.

The second victim was discovered at around 8:20 am while the remaining two were found at 9:00 am the same day.

All four victims were rushed to Bai Chay Hospital for emergency treatment.

Rescuers take a victim out of debris in a landslide in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, August 12, 2021. Photo: Hang Ngan / Tuoi Tre

Rescuers take a victim out of debris in a landslide in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, August 12, 2021. Photo: Hang Ngan / Tuoi Tre

Three of the victims did not survive and the fourth is still undergoing treatment at the hospital.  

The four victims were workers at a construction site in Bai Chay Ward, according to local authorities.

Initially, Ha Long City and Bai Chay Ward authorities gave a total of VND13 million (US$572) worth of support to the family of each deceased victim. 

The city also directed its medical center’s staff to take samples from the victims for COVID-19 testing.

People living in the three households near the landslide have been relocated.

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