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Riverside road ravaged by subsidence just 1 year after upgrade

Riverside road ravaged by subsidence just 1 year after upgrade

Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:31 GMT+7
Riverside road ravaged by subsidence just 1 year after upgrade
A ripped up road along the Ong Ve River in Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre

Land subsidence has wreaked havoc on a riverside road in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, with huge cracks measuring over 100 meters long appearing in some sections.

The road was upgraded just one year prior, but the joy local residents had from driving in the newly-paved road was short-lived as massive sections of the street cracked and subsided into the Ong Ve River, located in My Duc Dong Commune of Cai Be District.

During a visit to the cracked riverside road on Thursday, a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter discovered that the road surface in several sections had subsided by more than one meter, creating serious dangers for commuters.

The subsidence also damaged some parts of Thien Quang Pagoda, which sits along the route.

Phan Thanh Son, vice-chairman of the Cai Be District administration, told Tuoi Tre the same day that he was well aware of the situation.

Relevant agencies will inspect the affected road and carry out remedial work, the official said.

Local commuters try to pass through the road despite huge cracks. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
Local commuters try to pass through the road despite huge cracks. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
A huge crack in the riverside road that runs past a local pagoda. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
A huge crack in the riverside road that runs past a local pagoda. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
The subsidence is worse at a riverside section of the route. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
The subsidence is worse at a riverside section of the route. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
The road surface in some section of the road has subsided by more than one meter. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre
The road surface in some section of the road has subsided by more than one meter. Photo: Mau Truong / Tuoi Tre

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