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Riverside landslide sinks 6 houses in Vietnam’s southernmost province

Riverside landslide sinks 6 houses in Vietnam’s southernmost province

Wednesday, June 07, 2023, 13:23 GMT+7
Riverside landslide sinks 6 houses in Vietnam’s southernmost province
Six houses fall into a river in Ca Mau Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: T.V. / Tuoi Tre

Two houses and parts of four others fell into a river in Tam Giang Commune, Nam Can District of Ca Mau Province, Vietnam's southern tip, on Tuesday, causing losses of around VND500 million (US$21,439), the local People’s Committee reported.

No human lives were lost in the incident.

At 0:20, a landslide along a Kinh 17 River section washed away two adjacent houses of Nguyen Van Thanh, a resident in Tam Giang Commune. He sustained an estimated loss of nearly VND250 million ($10,716).

Parts of four other houses nearby also fell into the river, leaving losses of VND30-100 million ($1,285-4,286) for each household.

The 20-meter-long section of the riverbank was encroached on by over 15 meters.

As the incident happened at midnight, residents could not relocate their assets, resulting in heavy losses.

The Kinh 17 River section in Nam Can District has a strong water flow and a large tidal range. 

Rainwater flows along cracks, leading to landslides. 

A month ago, two houses and parts of two others also sank into the Kinh 17 River section, causing losses of over VND140 million ($6,000).

Most recently, a thunderstorm accompanied by a tornado damaged 31 houses in Tran De District, Soc Trang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region.

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Thanh Ha - Thanh Huyen - Khac Tam / Tuoi Tre News

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