Around 6,000 people in Khanh Hoa Province's mountainous Khanh Son District have been isolated for the last ten days as landslides destroyed many road sections and a bridge, a local newswire has reported.
The Provincial Road No. 9, which runs along the mountain cliffs in the district, has many of its sections seriously eroded, VnExpress reported Saturday. At one place, the road has a 20-meter-long and seven-meter wide hole.
The Son Binh Bridge which crosses To Hap River to connect the two communes of Son Lam and Thanh Son with To Hap Town, has collapsed.
Some people have used large plastic containers and sacks to carry residents over for with a fee of VND5,000 (25 cents) per person and VND20,000 per motorbike.
Those who can't afford this carge wade across the river by themselves to buying food and goods despite potential risks.
The Khanh Son District People's Committee and some sponsors have sent around 14 tons of rice to residents of the two communes. Military personnel have also transported five tons of the grain to these areas.
Nguyen Quoc Thinh, deputy chairman of the committee, said work on repairing Tinh lo 9 Street was underway.
Thinh said construction and repairs to the Son Binh Bridge will be carried out after this year's rain and flood season.