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Landslide in Quang Ngai leaves 1,000 people stranded

Update: March, 27/2015 - 15:08
Trees fall onto the road at a spot of landslide in Ba Nam Commune. — Photo dan tri.com.

QUANG NGAI (VNS) — Ba To District People's Committee Chairman Le Han Phong said 33 landslide-prone areas were discovered during a two-day spell of heavy rain.

The heavy downpour, which began on Wednesday evening, has left 1,000 local people isolated in two communes.

New landslide-prone areas were found along a 10km road extending from Ba Bich to Ba Nam Commune. At 16 of these spots, landslides caused 60,000sq.m of soil to slide down onto the road.

The eroded road was obstructing traffic of the local people, the chairman said.

Ba To District People's Committee mobilised the local army to clear and open a temporary road for traffic.

A local man said he went to the district centre on Wednesday evening and couldn't return to his Ba Nam village, as large quantities of soil and trees fell onto the road the next morning.

Chairman Le Han Phong said the district People's Committee has asked the Quang Ngai Province to send food for 1,000 needy people andmoney for road repairs. — VNS

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