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Dec 16, 2014

14:27:06 GMT--Landslide - Asia - Vietnam

EDIS Number: LS-20141216-46347-VNM

Date / time: 16/12/2014 14:25:44 [UTC]

Event: Landslide

Area: Asia

Country: Vietnam

State/County: Province of Lam Dong

Location: Da Dang [Da Chomo Hydropower Plant]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: 12 person(s)

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


12 people are trapped in the tunnel of the Da Dang - Da Chomo Hydropower Plant in Lam Dong Province after a section of the tunnel, 500 meters from the hatch, collapsed this morning. The contractor said when the incident occurred, 12 workers, including a woman, were working in the 700m tunnel. Vice Chair of Lam Dong �" Mr. Nguyen Van Yen - said the province had mobilized the police, the army and the relevant agencies to rescue the victims. Rescue workers are pumping air and drilling into the tunnel to put a big pipe as the way-out for the victims. However, nobody was rescued yet by 3pm today. The Da Dang �" Da Chomo project consists of two interconnected hydroelectric plants. Da Dang Plant is built on the river of Da Dang in Lac Duong district and Da Chomo Plant is on Da Chomo Stream, a tributary of Da Dang River, in Lam Ha district. The project has a total capacity of 22 MW, generating average power output of 109.27 million kwh annually with a total investment of VND475 trillion in the form of BOO (build - ownership - business).

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