19 more victims at Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant hospitalised hinh anh 1Rescuers bring the victims to the hospital (Photo: VNA)


Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) - Rescuers managed to bring 19 victims, including one fatality, from the Rao Trang 4 hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to hospital on the afternoon of October 14, while rescue efforts continue at the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant.

A team from the public security force of Thua Thien-Hue used boats and canoes to transport supplies through the Huong Dien hydropower reservoir in Huong Binh commune, Phong Dien district, to workers stuck at the Rao Trang 4 hydropower plant.

Victims have been admitted to Military Hospital 268 and the Phong Dien General Hospital.

Meanwhile, at about 12.30 pm on October 14, a team of rescuers reached the site of the Song Bo forest rangers’ office, where 13 members of a working team went missing after the building was buried in landslides.

Rescuers have mobilised sniffer dogs to support search efforts.

On the morning of October 14, a Mi-171E helicopter of the Air Defence-Air Force departed Phu Bai Airport in Thua Thien-Hue for Rao Trang 3, to drop off foodstuffs, medicines, and supplies.

According to Major General Pham Truong Son, Vice Commander of the Air Defence-Air Force, a second flight to Rao Trang 3 will be conducted if the weather conditions are suitable.

The Rao Trang 3 and 4 hydropower plants have been isolated by flooding and landslides since October 12. On the evening of October 13, Nguyen Dai Thanh, director of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant, confirmed three deaths linked to landslides on October 12.

A 21-strong search and rescue team, including local officials and the military, were also hit by a landslide on their way to Rao Trang 3 on October 13, leaving 13 missing, while eight others managed to escape.

Seventeen workers at Rao Trang 3 are also missing after the landslide. About 40 workers there have been safely moved to the Rao Trang 4 plant, which was reached on the evening of October 13 by a team from the provincial. Five severely injured people were rushed to hospital./.