Landslide kills four including one-month old baby in Vietnam's northern mountainous region


HANOI (Xinhua): A landslide on a hill slope left four people dead in Vietnam's northern province of Bac Kan early Tuesday morning, local media reported.

Five people in a family were sleeping in their house located on a hillside in Pac Nam district when the incident occurred at around 0:30 a.m. (1730 GMT Monday).

The landslide completely buried their house. Four of them including a one-month-old baby were buried. One could escape.

The volume of rainfall in the region amounted to 90 mm from 8 p.m. on Monday to 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Natural disasters left 39 people dead and missing in Vietnam from January to May, according to the country's General Statistics Office. - Xinhua

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