Another landslide leaves dozens buried in mud in central Vietnam

Dozens of soldiers were feared buried in mud and soil after a landslide struck a military camp in Quang Tri province, central Vietnam, overnight October 18.

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Soldiers have been dispatched to search for the missing in the landslide. (Photo: thanhnien.vn).

The number of people feared missing in the incident include two commanding officers, 8 professional soldiers, and non-commissioned officers.

The Quang Tri administration convened an urgent meeting overnight to discuss rescue work.

The military command of Quang Tri province immediately dispatched 140 officers and soldiers, together with sniffing dogs and vehicles to search for the missing.

Dozens of officers and soldiers of Division 337 were sleeping when the landslide collapsed at around 01.25am October 18, Nguyen Duc Thao, political commissar of Division 337 told Zing newswire.

“We had rescued five and 22 others are now buried in mud and soil,” he said.

However, heavy rain and rising floodwaters hampered rescue workers access the site.  

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