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Landslide sweeps away petrol station in Ca Mau

Update: July, 07/2015 - 14:30
A landslide destroyed a private petrol station in the southernmost Ca Mau Province. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

CA MAU (VNS) — A sudden landslide destroyed a private petrol station in the southernmost Ca Mau Province on Monday, causing losses amounting to roughly VND500 million (US$25,000).

The station was owned by Quach Van Mien, a resident of Lam Hai Commune in Nam Can District. The landslide shook his house and the petrol station, which collapsed into the river within 15 minutes. The family was not able to retrieve its property.

Earlier, a sudden landslide at Tran Quoc Toan petrol warehouse in Dong Thap Province on Sunday caused losses of roughly VND15 billion (US$688,000 million). The warehouse, belonging to the Dong Thap Petrol Company, was the largest in the southern province, and was able to store up to 30 million litres of petrol.

Three other serious landslides have occurred in the Mekong River Delta, destroying several houses of residents, since the beginning of this month. — VNS


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