|Reprentatives of the local authority visit the location of land erosion in Năm Căn District of Cà Mau Province. — Photo tienphong.vn |Viet Nam News
CÀ MAU — Land erosions have caused major damage to property in Cà Mau Province’s Năm Căn District, the Vietnam News Agency reported on May 20.
The erosion wreaked continuous havoc for three days in the riverside communes of Lâm Hải, Hiệp Tùng, and Năm Căn Township, causing a number of houses to fall into the river.
Trần Văn Nhớ’s house was one of those swallowed by the river in the early morning of May 20. While no lives were lost, he suffered damages amounting to millions of đồng.
Previously, 24 households in Năm Căn Township were also affected by a major land erosion.
The households of Nguyễn Gia Phúc and Huyền Việt were the most severely affected.
Initial estimates pegged losses at VNĐ500 million (US$24,000).
Landslides are still likely to occur along dangerous cracks in the ground, threatening 22 households in the area.
The landslide in the Hiệp Tùng Commune swallowed 1,800cu.m of riverside soil and damaged 30m of roads.
“The landslides in the district have become more and more complicated,” Tô Hoài Phương, chairman of the Năm Căn District, said.
The local government has made plans to evacuate people from the disaster zones and to offer assistance to help the affected population restore production levels and restabilise their lives, Phương said.
Local people has also been trained to prepare for the land erosions, he said. — VNS