The landslide in the gold mine in Van Ban district (Source: Thanh Nien newspaper)
Lao Cai (VNA) - Floods killed at least seven gold miners in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, according to local authorities.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Do Van Duy said the miners who worked at the gold mine in Nam Xay commune, Van Ban district for Nhan Gold JSC.

Two of the victims were said to be from Thai Nguyen and Thanh Hoa provinces, while the rest were from Cam Con commune, Bao Yen district, Lao Cai province.

Previously, heavy rain and floods swept away Nhan Gold JSC camps in Ma Sa Phin village, Nam May commune, Van Ban on August 19.

Van Ban district authorities have required relevant agencies to verify information related to the dead and missing in the case as many miners work in the locality’s gold mines without registering with local authorities.-VNA