Last victim’s body in Lam Dong landslide discovered hinh anh 1The landslide site on Bao Loc Pass on July 31 morning (Photo: VNA) 

Lam Dong – The last
body of the four victims killed in the July 30 landslide on Bao Loc Pass, the
Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, was found at noon on July 31, local authorities

A serious landslide happened on a
section of Bao Loc Pass, part of National Highway 20, in Da Huoai district at about
3pm on July 30, burying a traffic police station with four people and many
vehicles trapped inside. The victims comprise three traffic police officers and
one civilian.

Shortly after the incident, hundreds
of rescuers were mobilised to search for the missing. Three of the victims were
found late July 30.

Last victim’s body in Lam Dong landslide discovered hinh anh 2Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang (third from left) and other officials examine the landslide site on July 31. (Photo: VNA)

The landslide also completely blocked
Bao Loc Pass. Authorities are continuing to clear the site to resume traffic as
soon as possible, according to the Lam Dong steering committee for natural
disaster prevention and control, search and rescue.

On July 31, Deputy Prime Minister
Tran Luu Quang, accompanied by central and provincial officials, came to the
landslide site to give directions over the incident settlement. They also visited
and offered sympathies to the bereaved families.

Last victim’s body in Lam Dong landslide discovered hinh anh 3The working session between Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang and Lam Dong officials in Bao Loc city on July 31 (Photo: VNA)

Tran Van Hiep, Chairman of the Lam
Dong People’s Committee, reported that natural disasters have occurred complicatedly
in the province during the first seven months of 2023. In particular, serious landslides
have happened continuously, causing human and property losses.

There are 163 sites of landslides or
prone to landslides across the province at present. Authorities are working to
evacuate residents in vulnerable areas to ensure safety for their lives and
property, he noted./.