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Erosion causes dozens of homes to collapse

Update: January, 03/2012 - 10:58

BINH THUAN — The strong tides and coastal erosion that hit the residential district of Duc Long Ward, in southern Binh Thuan Province's Phan Thiet City, for over a month destroyed 15 houses and threatened to collapse more than 50.

According to deputy chairman of the city's People's Committee Dang Dinh Hieu, due to the shortage of land, about 50 households have not been relocated from the area.

Local residents had to put sandbags around their houses to prevent erosion, none daring to sleep at their houses overnight.

Shell blast kills two in southern province

BINH THUAN — A shell explosion yesterday morning in Thang Loi Village, of southern Binh Thuan Province's Ham Thuan Bac District, killed two people and injured three others.

According to local authorities, a man was trying to open a 105-mm shell which weighed about 25 kilogram when it suddenly exploded. He was thrown 20 metre away and died.

The explosion also injured two truck drivers and two people riding on a motorbike nearby, one of whom died in the hospital.

Search called off for five lost in gold mine

CAO BANG — The search for five deceased people in a gold mine in Ban Chang Village, Thai Hoc Commune, Cao Bang Province, has been stopped, according to the provincial Search and Rescue Steering Committee on Sunday.

The narrow entrance and toxic gases in the mine prevented access to the dead bodies even though recuers were equipped with gas masks.

Trieu Van Dung, one of the five victims who died in search and rescue, will be honored as a martyr.

The accident happened early last week. —VNS

Construction of water supply system for

HA TINH — The construction of a water supply system for Vung Ang Economic Zone in central Ha Tinh Province's Ky Anh District, Ky Thuong Commune, began last Saturday.

The project, worth VND3 trillion (US$143 million), will build a water plant with a capacity of 3.5 billion cu.m per day to supply water to local residents and companies in the economic zone.

The project is planned to be finished in June of 2014.

City continue to check phone numbers used for illegal street ads

HA NOI – The Ha Noi Department of Information and Communications has ordered districts in the city to check phone numbers used in illegal advertisements in an effort to clear streets of these ads.

The city's authorities also asked telecom providers to stop the operation of phone numbers used for illegal ads.

To date, nearly 2,000 phone numbers have been stopped. About 700 boards for free ads were put up in local districts. – VNS

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