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Landslides threaten 11 households in Đồng Tháp

Update: April, 10/2017 - 14:00
Cả Lách Canal in Bình Thành Commune, Thanh Bình District, southern Đồng Tháp Province, was hit by landslides threatening 11 houses. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Trí
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ĐỒNG THÁP — Cả Lách Canal in Bình Thành Commune, Thanh Bình District, southern Đồng Tháp Province, was hit by landslides during the past week, threatening 11 houses.

This was stated by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).

The landslide section is 150m in length, encroaching upon some 15-20m area. It occurred 15-30m from Highway 30.

The department said the situation was getting worse.

Nguyễn Văn Khảm, a local, said that his family had temporarily shifted residence to a school. Earlier, he had more than 600m of land, which was some 40m away from the Tiền River, but it was now destroyed by the landslide.

Leaders of the provincial departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Irrigation,  and Natural Resources and Environment, and Thanh Bình District People’s Committee are monitoring the situation and supporting locals to move to safer places.

The district People’s Committee has reported the case to the provincial People’s Committee to ensure timely measures.

The district has proposed to build an embankment to prevent landslides along the Tiền River, especially the area that affects Highway 30. — VNS

 

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