Thanh Hoa intensifies search for missing victims

VOV.VN - Hundreds of soldiers, officials, and rescue forces have resumed their search for the Vietnamese and Laotian victims who remain missing following storm Wipha.

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The Chairman of the Quan Son district People’s Committee has been assigned to direct recovery efforts to help residents overcome the aftermath of the typhoon in order to stabilise their lives.

The evening of August 7 saw rescue forces discover the body of a woman who was buried beneath debris in Sa Na hamlet in Na Meo commune of Quan Son district, Thanh Hoa province.

Previously, Quan Son district had reported two deaths as a result of the heavy rains and flooding.

At present, Quan Son district has recorded a total of three deaths, with a further nine missing. In addition, five people have been successfully saved and have since received treatment at the hospital.

Do Ngoc Vinh, deputy chief commander of the Thanh Hoa Border Guard High Command, said that the provincial border guards have been reinforced at the flood-hit districts of Muong Lat and Quan Son in order to assist residents in overcoming the effects of the severe flooding.

Border guards have also been co-ordinating alongside other relevant units to supply 2.2 tons of rice and 400 packages of instant noodles to residents in Sa Na village.

He noted that a total of 200 people are to be mobilised to help with the transportation of food to flood-hit areas and resume search activities for the missing victims.

According to statistics, the torrential rain and subsequent flooding have left five dead and ten missing in the northern province of Thanh Hoa while destroying hundreds of houses and forcing a further 1,000 households to evacuate. The total estimated losses from the natural disaster have reached more than VND135 billion.

Meanwhile, Laos' Houaphanh provincial authorities have sent a document asking Quan Son district in Thanh Hoa province to help save seven missing Laotian nationals after being swept away by floods on August 3.

After receiving the document, leaders from Quan Son district have directed communes to spread information to local residents regarding the seven missing victims in a bid to co-ordinate efforts during the search activities.


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