No hope in Lào Cai cave rescue efforts after six days

June 06, 2019 - 17:46
The small and deep cave have made it hard for the rescue team to approach 59-year-old Giàng Seo Lử trapped in the cave.


The rescue has still been operated although no contact with the victim has been made. – VNA/VNS Photo Hương Thu

LÀO CAI – Lào Cai Province Police has pulled out all the stops to look for 59-year-old Giàng Seo Lử, who has been trapped in a cave in Mản Thẩn, Si Ma Cai District since June 1, according to Vietnam News Agency.

On June 1, Lử and his cousin Giàng Seo Dùng entered the cave to remove a water pump. Shortly after, heavy rains and landslides flooded the cave, trapping Lử inside while Dùng escaped.

The provincial department of fire fighting, prevention and rescue mobilised a team to save him.

However, the small and deep cave have made it hard for the team to approach him.

Up to Thursday, no contact has yet been made with Lử. – VNS