Rescuers broke a house wall to pull two residents alive from the rubble on Wednesday after a landslide, following heavy floods, hit their house in Binh Tien Commune under Huong Tra Town in Thua Thien Hue Province, located in central Vietnam.
Ha Van Tuan, secretary of the Huong Tra Town Party Committee, said on the same day that the rescuers included officials, police officers, and locals.
Due to torrential rains, a flow of mud and rocks cascaded down a hillside onto Tran Dinh Minh’s house in the commune at noon on the same day.
Minh, 51, and his wife, Nguyen Thi Thuy Tien, were buried by rocks after the unexpected slide.
After being notified of the incident, police officers in the commune approached his house for rescue efforts.
A huge volume of rocks and mud, paired with floods triggered by heavy rain, made it tough for rescue operations.
The rescuers used hammers to break a wall of the house to take them out safely one hour after rescue efforts began.
They were quickly rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.
Their health conditions are stable.
|Rocks and mud crash into Tran Dinh Minh’s house in Thua Thien Hue Province, central Vietnam, burying him and his wife. Photo: H.V.T. / Tuoi Tre|
On Wednesday morning, many locals in some low-lying areas in Hue City were evacuated to safety.
Among them was Huynh Thi Ly, a pregnant woman, whose house was submerged by floodwater.
|Rescuers evacuate an elderly man hit by floods to a safer place in Thua Thien Hue, central Vietnam. Photo: Supplied|