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Landslide blocks approach road to border gate in Ha Tinh

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A landslide occurred this morning caused severe congestion for two-way traffic in Highway 8A leading to Cau Treo international gateway in Huong Son district, the north central province of Ha Tinh. 


A landslide has blocked two way traffic in Highway 8A, Ha Tinh province since January 16 (Photo: SGGP)

A landslide has blocked two way traffic in Highway 8A, Ha Tinh province since January 16 (Photo: SGGP)

Senior lieutenant-colonel Tran Duc Phuc, head of the border post at Cau Treo international border gate in Ha Tinh, said that long lasting heavy rain unleased 80-100 cubic meters of soil, stone and trees from the mountain to fall down the highway in Son Kim commune, Huong Son district. The landslide spot is about 3 kilometers from Cau Treo border gate.

The border post at Cau Treo border gate has worked with authorized agencies and local authorities to clear the landslide debris, set up traffic warning signs and inform residents and drivers of the incident.

Rainy and foggy weather has raised difficulties for repair of the consequences of the landslide.

According to Mr. Duc, authorized forces will continue being present at the scene to ensure traffic safety. Landslide used to occur causing traffic congestion in the area before.

Some images at the scene of the landslide:

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​ By Duong Quang – Translated by Hai Anh

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