According to the media, bodies of eight victims were found during a search and rescue operation at a site of one of the two landslides that occurred in the province as a result of Molave storm, which struck central Vietnam on Wednesday. It is considered to be the most powerful storm to hit Vietnam in the last 20 years.
A prior update put the death toll at seven and the number of those missing at 45.
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The search and rescue operation in the area of the disaster involves hundreds of military personnel, medical mobile teams and local volunteers, as well as special equipment and off-road vehicles. The landslide area is difficult to access due to heavy rains that washed away the roads, the publication said.
The storm also caused a power supply interruption along the coast of the central part of Vietnam. Recovery efforts, launched on Wednesday, have continued in the area.