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Floods kill two miners in Lào Cai

Update: August, 22/2016 - 17:00
A landslide triggered by typhoon Dianmu badly damaged a house in Nghĩa Lộ Commune, Yên Bái District. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

LÀO CAI  Six workers of a gold mine in the northern Lào Cai Province have reportedly become the latest victims of typhoon Dianmu as their tent was swept away by floods.

Phạm Văn Thắng, secretary of Văn Bàn District’s Party Committee, said yesterday evening that the accident happened early Saturday morning in the exploitation site of Vàng Nhẫn Company in the district’s Mà Sa Phìn hamlet, Nâm Xây Commune.

The floods swept away two workers and injured four.

The bodies of the two missing victims were later found in Chăn stream and were handed over to their families.

The four injured workers were transferred to medical establishments, but they had not sustained serious injuries.

Mà Sa Phìn hamlet is the most remote area of Nâm Xây Commune, and is among six hamlets that continue to be isolated from other parts of the commune by floods.

Typhoon Dianmu, the third of its kind to batter Việt Nam this year, swept through the northern provinces over the weekend after making landfall on Friday. An earlier report by the office of the central steering committee for disaster prevention said seven people were killed, two were missing and eight were injured in the storm.  VNS

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