Erosion pulls Can Tho homes into river

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A river in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho swallowed three houses Friday after the embankment they were built on eroded into the water.

Local resident Nguyen Thi Sau said she heard land drop into the river before the beams of a house next door began to crack around 1:30 p.m.

“I ran over and saw three neighboring houses gradually slip into the river.”

No one was hurt in the Phong Dien District accidents as the residents of the homes were away for the Tet Lunar New Year Holiday.

Phong Dien People’s Committee chairman Le Ba Phuoc said the accident had left a crack around 30 meters long that was now threatening other homes.

Danger notices have been posted and residents are now prohibited from entering the accident area.

Source: Tuoi Tre

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