HANOI, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — At least seven gold miners were killed in Vietnam's northern Lao Cai province due to floods triggered by Typhoon Dianmu, said Do Van Duy, chairman of people's committee of Lao Cai's Van Ban district on Wednesday.
According to Duy, all the miners are employees of a local gold company. Earlier on Monday, two miners were confirmed to be dead while five others were confirmed Wednesday, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.
Pham Van Thang, secretary of Van Ban party committee, said there are many free gold miners who did not register with local authorities so they did not have their information.
In a related move, the country's central committee on flood prevention and control said in its latest report that due to floods, northern Yen Bai province reported two deaths, and northern Bac Giang province reported three deaths.
Meanwhile, northern Son La, Lao Cai, Hoa Binh, and central Nghe An province reported one death each.
In total, as many as 16 deaths have been confirmed in Vietnam due to Typhoon Dianmu, which landed the country last Friday afternoon.
In addition, two others remained missing while 15 people were injured, said the committee.