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Can Tho: Houses eroded, people on knife-edge

Last update: 15:30 | 06/06/2018

Since May, O Mon river's banks in Thoi Loi area in Thoi An ward, in O Mon district, the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have been eroded thrice, leaving 35 families homeless.

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Thoi Loi devastated after three erosion incidents of O Mon river banks 

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Erosion in Thoi Loi areas encroaches 30m into the land, with the length of more than 80m 

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Months ago, in the area, houses were close together, but now there remain two foundations, as all are sunk to the bottom of the river 

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A row of houses sunk to the bottom of O Mon river

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Locals try to protect their house foundations from eroding by river water 

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Locals try to protect their houses from eroding by river water 

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Many old people aged over 80 say that they have never seen such serious erosion accidents in O Mon river banks before 

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What is left after O Mon river banks are eroded 

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