Otago Daily Times
Landslip hits barracks
Hanoi: A landslip early yesterday left at least 22 military personnel missing in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri, the government said, in what could be the largest military loss in peace time as the country battles the worst flooding in years.
Intense rainfall since early October has caused floods and mudslides that have killed more than 70 people in central Vietnam, with more heavy rain expected over the next few days.
The landslide hit the barracks of a unit of Vietnam’s 4th Military Region, the government said on its website, days after another landslip killed 13 people, mostly soldiers, in the neighbouring province of Thua Thien Hue. — Reuters