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Landslide causes damage worth of nearly VND 11 bln

According to the Dong Thap province’s Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue, serious landslides have occurred in 20 communes, wards and towns of the Mekong delta province from the beginning of 2018 up to now. 

Landslide seriously threatens to riverside in Mekong delta provinces.(Photo:SGGP)

Landslide seriously threatens to riverside in Mekong delta provinces.(Photo:SGGP)

It was estimated that the total property losses from landslides was nearly VND 11 billion US$ 470.000).

The natural disaster swallowed about 25 kilometers of length and 5 hectares of land. 

Currently, there are nearly 6,000 households in landslide areas.

Amid the bad condition, the People’s Committee of Dong Thap province suggested support from the  Government to evacuate local people to safer places with a total capital of VND 657 billion. 

The Dong Thap province’s Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said that water level on rivers is rising rapidly so the authorities had to dispose rescuers and place warning signs in the dangerous areas.

Currently, the functional forces are  evacuating the local people in the dangerous areas of Chau Thanh, Hong Ngu districts and Cao Lanh city.



BY NGUYEN THANH- Translated by Huyen Huong

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