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Landslide cleared in Khanh Vinh Pass

Update: April, 03/2012 - 10:01

HA NOI — A landslide that blocked a 10km stretch of road through Khanh Vinh Pass in the central province of Khanh Hoa has been cleared, allowing one lane access for vehicles, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The landslide occurred yesterday while buses carrying more than 200 foreign and domestic passengers were travelling from Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong to Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province.

It is estimated that about 1,000cu.m of rock and soil fell from a nearby mountain onto the two-lane road due to heavy rain in the aftermath of a tropical storm.

No deaths or injuries were reported, but passengers were stuck for six hours. One lane is remained blocked by rocks and soil while trucks and buses were sharing the other. - VNS

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