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An Giang moves residents affected by erosion to safety

Update: July, 23/2020 - 13:45
The erosion affects residents living in Vĩnh Thạnh Trung Commune, Châu Phú District in the southern province of An Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Mạo

AN GIANG — As many as 25 out of 44 households affected by erosion in Vĩnh Thạnh Trung Commune, Châu Phú District in the southern province of An Giang have been moved to safety.

The information was released on Wednesday evening by Lương Huy Khanh, chief of the secretariat of the provincial Steering Committee for Climate Change, Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

The erosion happened on Monday morning along the Hậu River and Canal No 10 on a total 300m.

Khanh added that earlier, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment had warned about the area, which helped avoid casualties.

Local authorities are preparing plans to move the remaining 19 households.

The erosion was reportedly caused by the tide and prolonged heavy rains. — VNS

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