After the flood, northern residents slowly dig up life

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A woman tries to remove a motorbike buried under a thick, solidified layer of mud. Photo credit: Zing A woman tries to remove a motorbike buried under a thick, solidified layer of mud. Photo credit: Zing

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The northern province of Quang Ninh is still left with a thick layer of mud, two weeks after it was hit by the worst flooding in at least 40 years. 
Flash floods reportedly brought coal dust and residues from local mines down to a residential area in the town of Cam Pha, creating dark mud that buried local streets and many houses here over the past week. 
Locals, after being evacuated to safe places, are returning to rebuild their life.
They are trying to clean their houses and dig up vehicles and home appliances, most of which have been badly damaged. 
Now that the mud has become solid, it is a tough task for them. 
Pictures like these have shocked many across the country. Authorities have recently asked coal mines to take stronger measures to prevent coal dust and residues from being carried to residential areas.
 A motorbike buried under the mud in a residential area in Cam Pha, Quang Ninh Province. Photo credit: Vietnamnet
 A washing machine
 A refrigerator in front of a house in Cam Pha Town
 A chair floats on a small alley in Cam Pha
A local man stands on a thick layer of mud on a local street
 Some locals carry household items on their way to a shelter, after their houses were damaged
 The mud has reached the roof of a small house in Cam Pha 
 Two local women clean in front of their home

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