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Households evacuated due to sink hole

Update: January, 04/2016 - 08:35
At least six families in Bang Lung Town in northern Bac Kan Province were evacuated yesterday after a sink hole 12 metres long and 20 metres deep appeared near their house on Saturday. — Photo kenh14.vn

BAC KAN (VNS) — At least six families in Bang Lung Town in northern Bac Kan Province were evacuated yesterday after a sink hole 12 metres long and 20 metres deep appeared near their house on Saturday.

The provincial People's Committee also planned to evacuate other 20 families and blocked the traffic via provincial highway 254 as the hole is quite near to the road which links two districts in the province – Cho Don and Ba Be.

According to the province's Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the area has complicated Karst topography. The province will ask for assistance from the Department of Geology and Minerals of Viet Nam to identify the cause of the sink hole. — VNS

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