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Houses collapse due to soil erosion

Update: April, 02/2013 - 09:34

CAN THO (VNS)— Seven houses in Can Tho City's Phong Dien District collapsed and fell into a river early yesterday morning because of soil erosion.

Located on a 50-metre riverbank in My Ai Hamlet in My Khanh Commune, the homes sustained total damages of VND1 billion (US$47,600). The collapse was due to soil erosion.

Tran Hoang Lam, chairman of the My Khanh People's Committee, said the Phong Dien District authorities visited the site and provided shelter for the families in the afternoon.

Residents in My Ai Hamlet reported that they were terrified when they saw cracks in the walls of their homes at 10.30 pm on March 29.

Commune authorities have also helped the households move their belongings to safety. — VNS

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