Intense rainfalls which have been affecting south-central Vietnam since last week triggered a deadly landslide in Nha Trang, on December 20, 2016. At least two people died while ten others were injured. Since December 12, when rainfalls started, at least 24 people have lost their lives.
The massive landslide occurred in the early morning hours on December 20 (local time), taking the locals by surprise as the rocks and dirt from the mountain collapsed while they were asleep.
— VnExpress (@vietnamenglish) December 20, 2016
According to the officials, six houses in Phuoc Dong Commune, about 12 km (7.5 miles) southwest of Nha Trang, were completely devastated while several other homes were damaged, as well.
Video credit: Người Việt Online
Two people lost their lives, and ten others were injured. Two people are still regarded as missing and the search and rescue mission continues.
Featured image credit: Người Việt Online
If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!