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Yen Bai commune at risk from landslides

Update: October, 04/2014 - 09:18
The cracks were first discovered last Saturday. The biggest was about 80m long and rapidly growing. By Thursday it was more than 1m wide and half of the hill had sunk by 1m, damaging four houses.— Photo duongbo
YEN BAI (VNS)  — Cracks have appeared in a hill near Lam Giang Commune in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai's Van Yen District, meaning a landslide could soon occur.

The cracks were first discovered last Saturday. The biggest was about 80m long and rapidly growing. By Thursday it was more than 1m wide and half of the hill had sunk by 1m, damaging four houses.

The affected households were moved to a safe place and warning signs were installed in the area. — VNS


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