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Rescue teams approach isolated power plants by waterway, road

by VTV414 October 2020 Last updated at 15:16 PM

VTV.vn - Search and rescue teams are currently trying to get to the site of the landslide at Rao Trang hydropower plant 3 .

In the evening of October 13, Lieutenant General Nguyễn Tân Cương, member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of National Defense directly went to the scene to direct the forces to implement search and rescue measures.

Search and rescue teams are currently trying to get to the site of the landslide at Rao Trang hydropower plant 3 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue by water and by road.

The road team, which took the route along Road 71, has come close to the area where the bodies and stranded victims are located.

Meanwhile, another group deployed by the provincial police, which is using boats to cross the Huong Dien hydro-power reservoir to approach the Rao Trang 4 hydropower plant, is delivering relief goods and transporting stranded workers out of the site.

Floods in central region decrease

Heavy rains in provinces from Quang Binh to Thua Thien Hue have stopped temporarily and flooding in rivers has gradually decreased. Currently, water levels in the Kiến Giang River in Lệ Thủy, Quang Binh, and the Thach Han river in Thach Han, Quang Tri, are below alert level 2. On the Bồ river in Phú Ốc and Huong river in Kim Long, Thua Thien Hue, water levels are fluctuating above alert level 2 at 30 to 50cm.

The intensity of floods from Quang Binh to Thua Thien Hue has gradually decreased. However, it is necessary to continue efforts to prevent landslides in mountainous and riverside areas.

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