Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian armies hold first-ever joint search and rescue drill

The militaries of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia held their first-ever joint rescue exercise in Vientiane on September 15, aiming to enhance their coordination in the prevention and control of natural disasters.
Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian armies hold first-ever joint search and rescue drill
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The event saw the presence of General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith; Vietnamese Defence Minister Gen. Phan Van Giang; Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath; and Cambodian Deputy PM and Defence Minister Gen. Tea Banh.

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The drill attracted the participation of nearly 500 military officers and soldiers from the three countries.

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An aerial view of the drill.

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A rescue boat of the Vietnamese army at the rescue drill.

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A rescue helicopter of Vietnamese army joins the drill.

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A helicopter drops rescuers into an area of water where boats cannot enter

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Carrying a victim from the water to the shore.

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Providing first aid to a victim.

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Gathering victims to the military tent to conduct health examination.

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Loading patients into a rescue helicopter.

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An exercise of rescuing victims from a chemical leakage accident.

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Bringing victims to a safe area.

NDO