A crowd gathered in Da Nang Monday to collect hundreds of liters of oil leaking from a broken pipe at a petrol factory.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the leak began while oil was being pumped from a boat anchored in Lien Chieu Port to the PETEC Hoa Hiep Petroleum Factory.
According to the website Dan Tri, investigators said the pipe may have been old and eroded. When a rupture occurred, the oil gushed out and formed a pool.
Police have asked the residents to disperse and started. Officials have already collected at least 600 liters of leaking oil.
The leaking occurred around 50 meters from the sea. Authorities are concerned that the oil could impact the environment.