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Households evacuated after landslides

Update: September, 12/2018 - 20:00
A landslide destroyed homes in Long Xuyên City of An Giang Province. – photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

AN GIANG — Eleven households – a total of 43 people – in Mỹ Hòa Hưng Commune in the southern province of An Giang were urgently evacuated from areas prone to erosion, reported online newspaper Dân Trí.

Huỳnh Lê Thùy Dương, vice chairwoman of Mỹ Hòa Hưng Commune’s People’s Committee told the paper that erosion occurred yesterday on the riverbank, covering an area of 52m in length and 25m in width.

Local authority quickly moved to evacuate the affected households to safe areas, Dương said.

The landslide destroyed roads and caused 13 houses to collapse, threatening the lives of residents.

At present, other areas of the city are at risk of further erosion, so locals were asked to move to safe places, the vice chairwoman said.

Fortunately, the landslide happened during the day so there were no casualties, she told the paper.

Landslides were first reported in the commune in 2011. — VNS

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