Vietnamese village in losing battle against angry waves

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The sea has swallowed more than 300 houses and 100 more are now at risk


 Strong waves menace a village in the south central province of Binh Thuan. Locals said the sea has been “furious” the past six years as it swallowed more than 300 houses along 1,000 meters of coastline. Nearly 100 others are at risk. Photos: Pham Van Thanh/Tuoi Tre
This road used to be 50 meters from the water.
Nguyen Hoang Nam, 70, has seen many houses collapse. But like most other poor people in the area, he has nowhere else to go. 
 This family now lives in a small hut after losing a bigger house to the sea.
The owner of this villa has spent tens of thousands of dollars enforcing the coast to protect his property.
 Poorer people protect themselves with a fortress of sand bags.
 Local authorities have also started construction on an embankment.
You can find the original Vietnamese story here on Tuoi Tre.

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