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Two people die in Lào Cai landslide

Update: August, 12/2018 - 19:00
A landslide kills two people who are traveling on a district-level road in Lào Cai Province.-- Photo danviet.vn
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Two people die in Lào Cai landslide

LÀO CAI – A landslide killed two people who were traveling on a district-level road on Saturday evening, Dương Đức Huy, Party Secretary of Bảo Yên District in Lào Cai province, announced.

The victims were a grandmother and grandchild from a family living in Nậm Cằm Village. The child, 16, was driving his grandmother, 60, on a motorcycle towards the centre of Bắc Hà District. Rescuers found the two bodies after a search lasting an hour. Local authorities provided granted the family of the victims a total of VNĐ5.4 million.

Bảo Yên District’s official said that the prolonged rain in the area led to weakened soil and a high risk of landslides.

Four students drown while fishing in river

BÌNH ĐỊNH -- Chairman of Ân Hảo Đông Commune People’s Committee, in the central province of Bình Định, Nguyễn Đình Hưng confirmed that four students from the communal primary school had drowned in the An Lão River on Saturday afternoon.

When the children failed to return home in the evening, their parents started to search for them. Arriving at the river, they found some of the children’s belongings on the bank.

Once alerted, local authorities and residents searched for the kids and retrieved their bodies late at night. All four children were from poor local families.—VNS

 

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