PM calls for greater efforts to overcome consequences of landslides in central region

Monday, 2020-10-19 08:04:12
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Heavy rains cause serious flooding in many areas in the central region. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 18 issued a dispatch asking for greater efforts to rescue operations and settlement of consequences of landslides in the central provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri.

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In his dispatch, he emphasised that floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains over the past month in the central and Central Highlands regions, particularly Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri provinces, claimed several lives and left dozens of other missing.

He added the landslides early this week killed 13 officials and soldiers at Ranger Station 67, and two construction workers and left 15 others missing at Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Thua Thien Hue province. Moreover, a landslide occurred early October 18 in Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province, which buried 22 officers and soldiers of Defence - Economic Division 337 under Military Region 4.

Also in the dispatch, the PM extended his deepest condolences to the families of the officials and soldiers sacrificed during their rescue operations, as well as his sympathy to the families of those who are still missing.