Vietnam landslide: Rescuers search for survivors at barracks

Vietnam landslide: Rescuers search for survivors at barracks

Vietnam landslide: Rescuers search for survivors at barracks Photo

A frantic search is under way in Vietnam to find 11 soldiers whose barracks were buried by a huge landslide as the country battles its worst floods for years.

"From 2am, there have been four to five landslides, exploding like bombs and it feels like the whole mountain is about to collapse," local official Ha Ngoc Duong was quoted by the VnExpress news site as saying.

The deadly landslide comes days after 13 members of a rescue team - many of them soldiers - were found dead trying to save workers from a hydropower plant that had been hit by a landslide in the neighbouring province of Thua Thien Hue.

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