|A severe landslide on the main route from the Bờ Y International Border Gate, Kon Tum Province, to Laos. - VNA/VNS Photo Quang Thái|
KON TUM — Prolonged heavy rain has caused serious landslides at many locations around the Bờ Y International Border Gate in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, affecting traffic.
A number of roads have been damaged, making it impossible for vehicles to get through, online newspaper Vietnamplus reported. Some border patrol stations have also been destroyed.
According to Huỳnh Quốc Trung, deputy head of the management board of Kon Tum Economic Zone, the area was hit by storms at the beginning of 2018. In August, heavy rain caused the ground to become waterlogged, he said.
Director of Kon Tum Economic Zone Investment and Development Company, Thái Thanh Bình, said the company installed barriers and warning signs for people and vehicles and they were also reviewing the damage to request funds for repair soon.
In August, this area and the 18B Highway linked Bờ Y International Border Gate to Attapeu Province, Laos, suffered serious landslides. — VNS