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Rescue work at landslide site continues overnight, 18 bodies retrieved

by VTV419 October 2020 Last updated at 14:49 PM

Photo: VNA
Photo: VNA

VTV.vn - As of 10:30 am on October 19th, the bodies of 18 out of 22 officers and soldiers from Defence- Economic division 337 who were missing due to landslide have been found. The bodies were transported to the Quang Tri General Hospital.

The landslide started in a mountain located 1.6 km from the house where the soldiers and officers were staying. Millions of cubic meters of soil and rock slid down the hill, causing the collapse of 4 blocks of houses of the Defense Economic division 337.

Last night, Quang Tri province mobilized hundreds of cars and dozens of bulldozers to clear the route. As far as we know, the bodies of all 22 victims will be transported for burial on October 19th.

Functional forces in Quang Tri province are reopening routes to Hướng Việt commune, which was completely isolated. Deceased and injured people have been reported in the commune. Necessities for people will be transported to the commune after 10 days of isolation.

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