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Over 100 look for hydropower plant workers missing due to landslides
The Saigon Times
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Over 100 look for hydropower plant workers missing due to landslides

The Saigon Times

An excavator is sent to the landslide area – PHOTO: BAOTHUATHIENHUE.VN

HCMC - Over 100 people including soldiers, police officers and medics are on the lookout for a group of workers who locals said were buried under landslides at the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant construction site in Phong Xuan Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

As of this morning, October 13, the bodies of three workers were found.

The Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant is located far away in the jungle, around 30 kilometers from the center of Phong Xuan Commune. Due to heavy rainfall, landslides affected a dozen locations along the road leading to the hydropower plant.

Two rescue teams were sent to the site on October 12. However, a team had to return due to unfavorable weather conditions.

The other team comprising more than 20 people, led by Major General Nguyen Van Man and Thua Thien-Hue Province vice chairman Nguyen Thanh Binh, had to take shelter at a ranger station located three kilometers from the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant at around 11 p.m. on October 12 due to heavy rains.

However, landslides occurred at the station at midnight and only a few of them were able to escape. Among the 13 people who were stuck at the station, the local authorities have been able to find eight, while five others are still untraceable, according to Major General Pham Van Ty.

The local authorities are still trying to contact the rescue team and look for the missing workers.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of National Defense and relevant agencies to mobilize all the necessary equipment and human resources to search for and rescue the victims.

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