|Neighbours and rescue workers try to pull out the two victims from underground. — VNA/VNS Photo Đặng Tuấn|
LÂM ĐỒNG — A local couple in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng was rescued on Thursday after being buried for an hour by a landslide.
Nguyễn Duy Trinh, 50, and his wife, Phạm Thị Thời, 42, of Lộc Thành Commune were buried two metres underground by a landslide of soil when they were repairing a water pipe in their garden late on Thursday.
The accident was discovered by the couple’s neighbours, who immediately dug up the earth with makeshift tools to rescue them and informed the commune’s authorities.
It took half an hour to pull out Thời and another 15 minutes to rescue Trinh.
Both are undergoing treatment at Bảo Lộc General Hospital II.
The landslide was reportedly caused by heavy downpour in the commune. — VNS