Mỹ Thạnh Commune authorities help 14 households in risky areas move to safe places. Warning signs are installed to tell people not to enter dangerous sites. — Photo dantri.com.vn
AN GIANG — Local authorities discovered a 70m-long crack in the road surface of Mỹ Thạnh Ward, Long Xuyên City, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang. The relevant agency has also promptly moved 14 households to safety.
Lương Huy Khanh, chief of the provincial Steering Committee on Climate Change-Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue said that from May 23, cracks were found on more than one third of the road surface passing Cái Sắn Market.
Khanh said the road area where cracks appeared had erosion warning signs put up by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, so local people had taken precaution.
To date, no deaths or injuries have been reported. However, cracks are still developing, according to the agency.
The cause of cracks was initially due to the impact of the flow and waterway transport vehicles, and prolonged heavy rains, making the ground in the area weak.
Long Xuyên City People's Committee in co-ordination with Mỹ Thanh Ward have helped 14 households located in areas at risk of erosion to move to safe places (at their relatives’ houses) and installed warning signs banning local people from entering dangerous areas.
At the same time, local authorities notified households to take precautions if landslides occur and relocate to a safe place.
Local authorities also have cooperated with the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s Monitoring Centre to supervise areas at risk of landslides to move people out of danger areas.
Long Xuyên City People's Committee is urgently constructing resettlement areas, aiming at relocating and arranging stable and safe living places for people living along Cái Sắn River. — VNS