Landslide along sea dyke kills 19 people, leaves many missing in Ca Mau

19 people died and several others are missing during a landslide along a sea dyke in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau caused by big wave in the southwest monsoon season.

Landslide along sea dyke kills 19 people, leaves many missing in Ca Mau

The southwest monsoon and big waves are threatening to the western sea dyke systems over Ca Mau province.

Amid the unexpected situation, the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control proposed to closely monitor high risk of landslides in the western sea dyke along the Mekong Delta.

The Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control last night issued a report about damages in the Northern and North- Central regions following typhoon Wipha.

 At least five people died in heavy downpours and flash flooding from typhoon Wipha and many villages are still stranded by flood water.

As forecast, the storm circulation still continues to trigger heavy rainfall in the Northern mountainous and midland regions in the next couple days, especially Thanh Hoa province.

The commitee has been asking rescuers to urgently search for missing people, bring relief  to the isolated places over Thanh Hoa province, keep a close eye on water storage in Hoa Binh hydro-power reservoir, ensure safety of dams, small- sized reservoirs and irrigation systems.

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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