Family of three buried under landslides in Dak Nong province

All three members in a family were buried in their home due to landslide in Dak Sin commune, Dak R’lap district of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on August 7 night.

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The landslide was triggered by heavy rainssince August 6. The road to the site of the incident was also blocked, causingdifficulties to search and rescue efforts. The victims were yet to be found asof noon August 8.

Torrential rains also caused flooding inmany areas, submerging about 1,000 ha of crops and more than 60 houses in theprovince, said the provincial steering board for disaster prevention, searchand rescue.

In Quang Tin commune of Dak R’lap district,about 20 households were isolated after two local temporary bridges weresubmerged.

Rainfall of 255mm was reported in Dak Rucommune, 170mm in Dak Sin and 160mm in Quang Tin commune on August 7 night.

Many areas in the province are warnedagainst flash floods.-VNA 

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