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40m road section falls into river in southern Vietnam

40m road section falls into river in southern Vietnam

Sunday, October 09, 2022, 19:35 GMT+7
40m road section falls into river in southern Vietnam
The scene of the subsidence in which a 40-meter road section fell into the Ba Rai River in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

A section stretching some 40 meters of 54B Road along the Ba Rai River in Hoi Xuan Commune, Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province sank into the river on Sunday, disrupting the travel of hundreds of households in the area.

Le Van Thon, vice-chairman of Hoi Xuan Commune, said the fallen section is about six meters wide and four meters deep.

Following the land collapse, the Hoi Xuan People’s Committee on Sunday rushed to the scene of the incident, issued warnings, and barricaded the section to prevent residents from entering it.

“The subsidence may result from the change of the water flow. There are many ships cruising on the Ba Rai River, causing water to lash the mainland,” Thon said.

“Similar incidents are likely to occur in the area when flood tides rise.”

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tien Giang Province, located in southern Vietnam, there are currently 93 subsidence sites with a total length of nearly 4,200 meters in Cai Be District, Cai Lay District, Chau Thanh District, and Cai Lay Town.

Some VND69 billion (US$2.9 million) is needed to handle these subsidence sites.

Of the total, 52 subsidence sites are serious, requiring the urgent handling to protect the lives and assets of locals.

Agencies in Tien Giang Province have proposed the provincial People’s Committee spend over VND51 billion ($2.1 million) coping with this subsidence.

As for the remaining 41 small- and medium-scale subsidence sites, districts and towns will use their budgets.

Local residents use tree branches to warn of the land collapse in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Local residents use tree branches to warn of the land collapse in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The remaining part of the road section is also at risk of collapsing into the river in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The remaining part of the road section is also at risk of collapsing into the river in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The scene of the incident in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The scene of the incident in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

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A section stretching some 40 meters of 54B Road along the Ba Rai River in Hoi Xuan Commune, Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province sank into the river on Sunday, disrupting the travel of hundreds of households in the area.

Le Van Thon, vice-chairman of Hoi Xuan Commune, said the fallen section is about six meters wide and four meters deep.

Following the land collapse, the Hoi Xuan People’s Committee on Sunday rushed to the scene of the incident, issued warnings, and barricaded the section to prevent residents from entering it.

“The subsidence may result from the change of the water flow. There are many ships cruising on the Ba Rai River, causing water to lash the mainland,” Thon said.

“Similar incidents are likely to occur in the area when flood tides rise.”

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tien Giang Province, located in southern Vietnam, there are currently 93 subsidence sites with a total length of nearly 4,200 meters in Cai Be District, Cai Lay District, Chau Thanh District, and Cai Lay Town.

Some VND69 billion (US$2.9 million) is needed to handle these subsidence sites.

Of the total, 52 subsidence sites are serious, requiring the urgent handling to protect the lives and assets of locals.

Agencies in Tien Giang Province have proposed the provincial People’s Committee spend over VND51 billion ($2.1 million) coping with this subsidence.

As for the remaining 41 small- and medium-scale subsidence sites, districts and towns will use their budgets.

Local residents use tree branches to warn of the land collapse in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Local residents use tree branches to warn of the land collapse in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The remaining part of the road section is also at risk of collapsing into the river in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The remaining part of the road section is also at risk of collapsing into the river in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The scene of the incident in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

The scene of the incident in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 9, 2022. Photo: Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

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