A huge landslide that hit central Vietnam on Sunday has caused the death of Five soldiers while frantic search is underway for 17 others.

Heavy rain has pounded the region for more than a week and at least 64 people have been killed in floods and landslides, according to Vietnam’s disaster management authority, with concerns mounting that waters could rise further.

The authority said rocks rained down on the barracks of a military station in Quang Tri province, with 22 soldiers believed to have been buried underneath thick mud.

“From 2 am, there have been four to five landslides, exploding like bombs and it feels like the whole mountain is about to collapse,” says VnExpress news site.

General Phan Van Giang, the army’s chief of general staff, warned there could be further landslides in the area and said rescuers needed to find a safer way to access the site.

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