HANOI, Vietnam – A landslide in central Vietnam on Sunday murdered at 22 military personnel, only a week after a second landslide murdered 13 as heavy rains continued to pound the area, state press reported.
The newest landslide shipped rock and earth beating into a military camp in the foot of a hill after a week of rain at Quang Tri province, the official Vietnam News Agency reported.
Seven individuals could escape while the 22 other people are thought to be trapped beneath the rubble.
Three figures are recovered as roughly 100 rescuers dug through the sand seeking the missing.
On Thursday, rescuers recovered 13 bodies, 11 of these military officials, by a landslide at Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri’s neighboring state.
The group has been on its way to a different landslide which had been reported to have murdered 16 employees at a hydroelectric plant construction site, which remains inaccessible.
Torrential rains have caused widespread flooding in central Vietnam because a week and climate forecasters say more rain is in route.