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Flood waters encroach on central homes

Vietnam
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The eroded dyke in Thanh Khe Tay District in Da Nang City is being reinforced. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Quang

Many people have had to be evacuated from their houses as flood tides encroach up to 200m of low lying coastal land. Dozens of shrimp ponds have also been inundated, causing severe losses. The situation seems to be worsening this year. Last year the tide took over 100m of land. "The northern coastal line of the Lien Chieu District used to be far away from our coast guard station, but now it is under my feet."
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