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Mountain pass landslide blocks traffic on Saigon - Da Lat route

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 09:45 GMT+7
Mountain pass landslide blocks traffic on Saigon - Da Lat route
An aerial view of the landslide in Lam Dong, Vietnam's Central Highlands, June 19, 2019. Photo: Phan Tan Dat / Tuoi Tre

A landslide occurred on a mountain pass in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on early Wednesday, blocking traffic on a crucial path that links the provincial tourist city of Da Lat with Ho Chi Minh City.

The predawn landslip happened at around 3:00 am on Bao Loc Mountain Pass, dropping about 100 cubic meters of dirt onto the National Highway No.20, according to the Lam Dong traffic police unit.

A drone video of the landslide. Video: Phan Tan Dat / Tuoi Tre

The landslide may be caused by the repeated heavy rains and fog that hit the area over the past week.

Traffic from both sides of the National Highway No.20, the crucial road to travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat, were blocked for hours as the highway was buried under dirt and rocks following the landslide. No casualties were reported.

As of 7:00 am, debris of the landslide was cleared and the highway was made through for traffic.

An aerial view of the landslide in Lam Dong, Vietnam's Central Highlands, June 19, 2019. Photo: Phan Tan Dat / Tuoi Tre
An aerial view of the landslide in Lam Dong, Vietnam's Central Highlands, June 19, 2019. Photo: Phan Tan Dat / Tuoi Tre

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