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Landslide in Đồng Tháp forces night evacuation

Update: August, 16/2017 - 08:07
Authorities in Long Thuận Commune in Đồng Tháp Province help households evacuate after a landslide occurred along the Tiền River on August 13. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – A landslide along the Tiền River in Đồng Tháp Province’s Hồng Ngự District on Sunday night caused a coffee shop and 2,400 square metres of land to sink into the river.

The erosion of the 100metre stretch of land threatens the safety of nine houses situated nearby.

Long Thạnh hamlet authorities immediately helped the nine households move their stuff to safer places.

Three of them have been properly relocated while the rest is awaiting approval from authorities in nearby communes.

So far this year Long Thuận Commune, where Long Thạnh hamlet is situated, has suffered six landslides, losing 300,000 square metres of land, forcing 15 households to evacuate, and causing loss of property worth VNĐ700 million (US$30,800). – VNS



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