At 8 am yesterday morning, high floodwaters submerged Long Ho Thuong Hamlet in Long Ho Commune in Huong Tra District, sweeping away a communal worshipping place, three houses, and hundreds of cubic meters of soil.
Floodwaters also uprooted many trees and caused damage to some roads, leading to an urgent evacuation of dozens of families and threatening hundreds of other families, said Ha Thanh, deputy head of the hamlet.
This is the most serious landslide that has occurred in the area for the past decades, Thanh said. However, there has been no report of casualties so far.
In the afternoon, another landslide occurred in Long Ho Ha Hamlet and Le Cong Tru, head of the commune police, has requested all residents of the two hamlets to move immediately to safe places, VnExpress reported.
Many houses have been heavily damaged in the landslide (Photo: VnExpress)
About 70 landslides have recently taken place in many areas stretching 70 km along the Huong River, affecting about 500-600 families living on the banks of the river, local authorities said.
The provincial Steering Board for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue has urged local authorities to follow up on the situation and evacuate all families in areas prone to landslides, said Phan Thanh Hung, chief of the Office of the Board.