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7 houses fall into river in Vietnam’s Long An

7 houses fall into river in Vietnam’s Long An

Friday, June 09, 2023, 15:20 GMT+7
7 houses fall into river in Vietnam’s Long An
The scene of a 40-meter landslide sinking seven houses in a Can Giuoc River section in the namesake district of Long An Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Son Lam / Tuoi Tre

A serious landslide sank seven houses into a Can Giuoc River section in the namesake district of the Mekong Delta province of Long An on Friday.

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development coordinated with the Can Giuoc District People's Committee to examine the scene and work out response solutions to the landslide happening at 2:00 am in Ap Luy Hamlet, Phuoc Lai Commune, Can Giuoc District.

The landslide left losses of some VND1.4 billion (US$59,818).

In particular, a 40-meter-long section of the riverbank was encroached on by over 10 meters.

Many long cracks appeared on a riverside road section, posing a high risk of another landslide possibly stretching 60 meters, affecting six houses of four nearby households.

The local authorities have barricaded the road section, erected landslide warning signs, and required households in the high-risk area to relocate to safer places.

The district has also mulled over building embankments along the river section to prevent further landslides.

Long An Province had earlier proposed the government allocate capital totaling VND967 billion ($41.4 million) for its 5,300-meter embankment project along a Bao Dinh River section in An Vinh Ngai Commune, Tan An City.

The province had also sought VND121 billion ($5.2 million) for a 1,100-meter embankment project along a Vam Co Tay River section in Tan Tru District and VND60 billion ($2.6 million) for a 400-meter embankment project along a Duong Van Duong Canal section.

Can Giuoc District also asked for capital for many projects, including a project to prevent landslides along a 300-meter Can Giuoc River section and a 480-meter embankment project at the intersection of the Han and Giong rivers in Phuoc Lai Commune, which requires an estimated investment of VND50 billion ($2.1 million) each.

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Thanh Ha - Son Lam / Tuoi Tre News


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