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Ha Giang rockslide leaves five dead

Update: May, 19/2014 - 08:00
All the victims are workers of the Song Da Construction and Investment Joint-stock Company, working at the concrete mixing station for the hydropower plant. — Photo danviet

HA GIANG ( VNS) – Rescuers in the northern province of Ha Giang yesterday found the bodies of four people missing after a rockslide in Meo Vac District, increasing the death toll by five.

The rockslides occurred late Friday in the construction site of Nho Que 2 Hydropower Plant when a large amount of 25,000-cubic metre stone fell down, killing one on the spot and injuring five others. Four people went missing after the rockslide. The five injured are still undergoing treatment in the district's general hospital.

All the victims are workers of the Song Da Construction and Investment Joint-stock Company, working at the concrete mixing station for the hydropower plant.

The People's Committee of the Meo Vac District has allotted to the families of the victims an amount of VND30 million (US$1,400) each. — VNS

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