A landslide buried four houses and 18 persons in the early hours of October 12 in the northern province of Hoa Binh. (Photo: nld.com.vn)




Hoa Binh (VNA) – A
landslide buried four houses and 18 persons in the early hours of October 12 in
the northern province of Hoa Binh, which has been hit by heavy rains over the
past few days.



Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh
Dung and provincial officials arrived at the scene in Khanh village, Phu Cuong
commune, Tan Lac district, on the morning of October 12 to supervise the search
for victims.

 

Hundreds of soldiers from local
police, military and militia forces have been mobilized to look for the victims
under the mass of soil. So far eight bodies have been found.  



The landslide aside, 39 people
in the province were reported dead, injured and missing from floods as of 7am
on October 12.-VNA