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Miner told to pay up for mud spill

Update: October, 03/2014 - 08:05
More than 5,000 cubic metres of mud swamped Doan Ket and Luong Thien villagers and destroyed much of the rice crop.— VNA/VNS Photo

YEN BAI (VNS) — The People's Committee in northern Yen Bai Province have told the Tay Bac Mineral and Investment Joint Stock Company to suspend operations after a dam holding mud broke on Tuesday, swamping two villages.

The company was also told to use all its workers to help clean-up the mess.

More than 5,000 cubic metres of mud swamped Doan Ket and Luong Thien villagers and destroyed much of the rice crop.

The committee also asked authorised agencies to assess the damage and compensate local residents. — VNS

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