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Landslides leave one dead, three others missing
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Landslides leave one dead, three others missing

The Saigon Times

Landslides at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - PHOTO: TIENPHONG.VN

HCMC - A man was found dead, while three others are still missing after landslides buried a makeshift camp deep in the forest of Hung Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Thanh Nien newspaper reported.

According to Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, chairman of Bo Trach District, the victim is Nguyen Van Son, 47. The three others who are still missing comprise Nguyen Van Hanh, 53; Nguyen Van Sang, 33, and Tran Van Ly, 60. All of them are from Bong Lai 2 Village. Hanh, Sang and Son are brothers, while Ly is their relative.

The four victims went into the forest in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on October 15 to collect aloeswood. They built a makeshift camp at the foot of a hill to rest.

In recent days, their families tried to contact them but found them unreachable. On October 23, they along with a rescue team entered the forest to find the victims. They found the makeshift camp buried under soil and rock and the body of Son.

Tuan said the district has set up a rescue team comprising 40 people to look for the missing victims. The district has also given VND5 million to Son’s family.

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