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More erosion occurs along Hậu River

Update: August, 17/2017 - 10:11
Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang on Tuesday discovered a newly eroded area extending 270 metres along the Hậu River on An Thạnh Islet. — Photo tuoitre.vn

AN GIANG – Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang on Tuesday discovered a newly eroded area extending 270 metres along the Hậu River on An Thạnh Islet.

The section, located in Chợ Mới District’s Hòa An Commune, is near another eroded area of 2,000 square metres that fell into the river on August 10. The land was being used to grow flowers for Tết (Lunar New Year) next year.

At least 19 erosion spots, covering a total length of 1,738 metres along the riverbank, have been detected, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Chợ Mới People’s Committee has asked residents to move their flower plants out of the area.

The erosion has affected 172 houses and caused 20 houses to collapse into the Hậu River, with damage estimated at more than VNĐ89 billion (US$3.9 million). — VNS

 

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