Four children trapped in floodwaters safely rescued

October 03, 2023 - 10:46
The rescue forces in Chư Pưh District, Tây Nguyên Central Highlands province of Gia Lai province, have successfully rescued four children trapped in the raging waters when a sudden flood appeared. 


The rescue team used a rope to rescue the children trapped in the middle of the stream when the floodwaters appeared. — Photo

GIA LAI — In Chư Pưh District of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, rescue teams successfully saved four children caught in turbulent waters due to an unexpected flood. 

Lê Quang Thái, chairman of Chư Pưh District's People's Committee, said the flash flood engulfed the area around 3.30pm on Monday as the children were guiding cattle across the Thác 2 stream in Thủy Phú Hamlet, Ia Blứ Commune. 

The surge in water levels, triggered by heavy rainfall upstream, left the children marooned mid-stream. One child was carried away by the swift current but was fortunately rescued by locals. 

The remaining three found refuge on a rocky ledge in the stream to escape the rapid waters. 

Upon being alerted, local officials and rescue teams from both the province and district worked to aid the children. Within two hours, all were safely returned to dry land. — VNS