Erosion sweeps away Mekong Delta homes

Two people were killed in Can Tho, in Vietnam’s

Mekong Delta, on Saturday after erosion toppled three

houses into a river. The incident occurred when soil and

rock tumbled into the river at the under-construction

Tra Nien Bridge. An offi cial from Can Tho Department

of Transport was reported saying that the bridge may

have been too heavy to be supported by the weak river

bank. It is not the fi rst time communities have suffered

from erosion in the area; in 2007 13 houses collapsed

into the same river.

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