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Two killed, ten injured in landslide near Nha Trang

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:43 GMT+7

At least two people have been killed and multiple others trapped by a landslide that occurred at dawn on Tuesday in Nha Trang in south-central Vietnam.

As of 9:00 am, rescuers had taken the bodies of the deceased, one a 58-year-old woman and the other a four-year-old boy, from their collapsed home.

Five other houses gave way completely during the landslide which is believed to have occurred at 1:30 am at Phuoc Trung Village in Phuoc Dong Commune, according to the rescue team.

Initial reports had said up to ten people had been injured when dirt and rock from a mountain slid onto their homes during the landslide.

At the scene, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper confirmed that a series of properties below the mountain had been covered with dirt and mud.

Local residents were unable to do anything as the incident took place while they were sleeping.

Hundreds of police officers and soldiers were deployed to the scene to conduct search and rescue efforts.

Phuoc Dong chairman Nguyen Van Huong told Tuoi Tre that rescuers were rushing to save multiple people believed to be still trapped inside the rubble.

Phuoc Dong is some 12km southwest of the center of Nha Trang.

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