World Landslide hits Vietnam army barracks, 22 soldiers missing

10:20  18 october  2020
10:20  18 october  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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A landslide early on Sunday left at least 22 soldiers missing in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, the government said, as the Southeast Asian country battles the worst flooding in years.

a view of a city next to a body of water: Flooded villages are seen in Quang Tri province, Vietnam on October 13, 2020 [Ho Cau/VNA via Reuters] © Flooded villages are seen in Quang Tri province, Vietnam on October 13, 2020 [Ho Cau/VNA via Reuters... Flooded villages are seen in Quang Tri province, Vietnam on October 13, 2020 [Ho Cau/VNA via Reuters]

Intense rains since early October have caused floods and mudslides that have killed at least 64 people in central Vietnam, with more heavy rainfall expected over the next few days.

The landslide hit the barracks of a unit of Vietnam’s 4th Military Region, the government said in a statement on its website, days after another landslide killed 13 people, mostly soldiers, in the neighbouring province of Thua Thien Hue.

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Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day. Efforts to find Vanessa Guillen initially included more than 500 soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment searching on foot in training areas, barracks and across

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“We had another sleepless night,” a visibly emotional Phan Van Giang, Vietnam’s deputy defence minister, told reporters on Sunday.

State media reports said on Sunday water in rivers in Quang Tri province had risen to the highest levels in more than 20 years.

In Thua Thien Hue province, rescuers continued to battle driving rain as they searched for at least 15 construction workers missing and feared dead after a landslide at the start of the week in a mountainous area.

Heavy rain of up to 600 millimetres (24 inches) will continue in parts of central Vietnam until Wednesday, Vietnam’s weather agency said on Sunday.

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