Erosion continues to destroy Mekong Delta homes

A dozen homes and adjacent fruit farms and fishponds were swept away into a river in Vinh Long Province recently, which is just another episode of destructive erosion in the Mekong Delta.

Erosion swallowed up much of the banks of the Chien River on Monday afternoon, and there is no sign that it will stop soon, said chairman of the Hoa Ninh Commune Nguyen Hoang Nguyen on Tuesday.

Hoa Ninh is a central locality in Long Ho District, which has been hit hardest by recent erosion disaster.

“Erosion has washed away 500m of riverbank, affecting an area 250-300m wide,” he said.

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