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3 Dead in Landslide in Vietnam

Mon 13 May 2024 | 09:13 PM
Israa Farhan

Three children were killed in a landslide in Hanoi, Vietnam, according to official media and residents on Monday, after soil and rocks collapsed following heavy rainfall.

The Vietnamese capital witnessed heavy rains and thunderstorms for over an hour on Sunday evening, flooding the streets and disrupting traffic.

The rains caused landslides in the Ba Vi area on the outskirts of Hanoi.

Rescue workers were able to retrieve the bodies of the victims by 11:30 p.m. Scientists warn that weather phenomena are intensifying due to climate change.

Vietnam, located in Southeast Asia, is prone to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and typhoons, especially during the rainy season from May to October.

Rapid urbanization and deforestation exacerbate the risk of landslides, particularly in mountainous regions.

The country's vulnerability to climate-related disasters underscores the importance of disaster preparedness and climate resilience measures.