|Rescue operations after the landslides in the area of the Rào Trang 3 hydroelectric power station, on October 14 in Thua Thiên-Huê. Photo: VNA /CVN|
A team from the Thua Thiên-Huê public security force used boats and canoes to transport supplies through the Huong Dien hydroelectric reservoir in Huong Binh commune, Phong Dien district, to the stranded workers in the hydroelectric power station of Rào Trang 4.
The victims were admitted to the 268 Military Hospital and the Phong Dien General Hospital.
Meanwhile, at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14 a rescue team reached the site of the Sông Bo Ranger Office, where 13 members of a task force went missing after the building was buried in landslides. .
Rescuers mobilized sniffer dogs to support search efforts.
On Wednesday morning, October 14 a Mi-171E helicopter of the air force and anti-aircraft defense left Phu Bài airport in Thua Thiên-Huê for Rào Trang 3 to drop off foodstuffs, medicines. and supplies.
According to Brigadier General Pham Truong Son, vice-commander of the air force and air defense, a second flight to Rào Trang 3 will be made if weather conditions permit.
The Rào Trang 3 and 4 hydropower plants have been isolated by floods and landslides since October 12. On the evening of October 13 Nguyên Dai Thanh, director of the Rào Trang 3 hydroelectric power plant, confirmed three deaths linked to landslides on Monday, October 12.
A 21-person search and rescue team, including local officials and the military, was also hit by a landslide on their way to Rào Trang 3 on Tuesday (October 13th). Thirteen people are missing while eight others managed to escape.
Seventeen workers from Rào Trang 3 are also missing after the landslide. About 40 workers were transferred there safely to Rào Trang 4 which was reached on the evening of October 13 by a team from the province. Five seriously injured people were hospitalized.
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