LAI CHAU (VNS)— Water released from the Ban Chat Hydropower Plant was not the cause of a wave that swept away seven children in Thanh Uyen District in the northern province of Lai Chau on Sunday as rumours, according to the vice chairman of the district's People's Committee, Ha Trong Hai.
Six of them have been rescued, but one remains missing.
This was just an unfortunate accident that happened while the children were crossing the river, he said.
Water released from the plant was conducted in line with regulations and local people had been warned beforehand, he said.
Rescue workers are continuing search operations. — VNS