Hydropower dam tunnel collapses in central Vietnam flash floods, many missing

At least two workers and 14 local residents are missing after a hydropower water tunnel collapsed in Quang Nam Province on September 13. Huynh Khanh Toan, vice chairman of the province People’s Committee, said flash floods triggered by Typhoon Rai caused the water tunnel at the Song Bung 2 Hydropower Plant to collapse when 18 workers were working nearby. The two missing workers have been identified as Nguyen Minh Luan, 24, and Dang Van Tien, 36. Rescuers are searching for all the missing people. Zoram Huan, head of La Ee Commune in the province’s Nam Giang District, said three houses in his commune were washed away and many others were inundated.