Race against time to find landslide victims in Quang Nam hinh anh 1Rescuers searching for missing victims in Nam Tra My, Quang Nam (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Rescuers are racing against the clock to find people missing from flash floods and landslides that hit Nam Tra My district in central Quang Nam province on October 28.

According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Ho Quang Buu, 55 members of 15 households were buried in the landslides, two more than initially thought.

As of noon on October 30, 33 people had been rescued, while the bodies of eight had been recovered and 14 others were still missing.

Specialised equipment and sniffer dogs have been deployed to search for the missing. More military personnel from other communes in the district will be deployed to the site.

Search and rescue forces are exerting every effort to rescue more than 200 workers stranded at the Dak Mi 2 Hydro-power Plant in Quang Nam.

Meanwhile, the neighbouring province of Quang Ngai is mobilising all resources to help locals stabilise their lives after Storm Molave made landfall in the province two days ago.

The strong storm left 13 people injured, brought down 169 houses, and blew away nearly 85,000 roofs./.