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Giant sink hole filled with soil, rocks

Update: January, 04/2016 - 15:12
The giant sink hole in Cho Don District's Bang Lung Town in the northern Bac Kan Province was filled last night. — Photo baotintuc.vn

BAC KAN (VNS) — The giant sink hole in Cho Don District's Bang Lung Town in the northern Bac Kan Province was filled last night.

The hole was filled with 1,500cu.m of soil and rocks, District Party Secretary Nong Quang Nhat said.

Highway 254 from Cho Don District to Ba Be District was immediately reopened for motorbikes and bicycles after the road was repaired.

However, the road was still not safe for cars and trucks, he said.

As Viet Nam News reported, the sink hole, measuring 12m in length and 20m in depth, appeared on Saturday in Bang Lung Town, forcing the evacuation of at least six families.

The provincial authorities blocked the movement of traffic on Highway 254, as the hole was located quite near to the road linking Cho Don and Ba Be districts.

The cause of the appearance of the sink hole has not been identified so far.

The local authority decided to evacuate people living close to the sink hole.

According to local people, sink holes have appeared earlier too in the area, but this one was the largest hole.

Fortunately, the giant sink hole did not cause any damage to human life and property. — VNS


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