Heavy rains, strong winds
from 2 consecutive typhoon that hit northern coastal area of
Vietnam has made part of an islet in Halong Bay seriously
Speaking with reporters, Ms Pham Thuy Duong, Head of the
Halong Management Committee, said shortly after 5th typhoon,
the staff of Management Department has examined and
discovered part of the 649 rock had been blown off.
The island is located in the fishing village of Cong Tau
region, between the centers of 3 and 4 Center of the Bay
Management Department. Duong said the landslide in the 649
island caused by storms, not by mining for stone exploit.
Previously, the typhoon landed straight in Quang Ninh with
the strongest winds in the storm were monitoredat level 8,
level 9 (from 75 to 102 km per hour), shock level 11, level
12, and caused heavy rain largely.
Then, 7th and 8th August, the 6th typhoon affected Quang
Ninh province. Although the typhoon did not landed onto the
province however it caused strong winds and torrential rains
in a large region including Halong Bay.
Currently Halong Bay Management Department sent their staff
to the scene to monitor the situation. At the same time, the
Management Board is inviting the Central Geological
Institute to check the status of the island.
Halong Bay is one of the famous tourist destinations in
north Vietnam, the bay was twice recognized as a World
Natural Heritage by Unesco and in 2011 was voted as one of
the New 7 World Wonders. The bay is composed by more than
2000 islands and rock formations. Halong bay is located in
the Gulf of Tonkin, near the border with China. The
formations are limestone, formed by thousands of years or
tides going up and down. Halong is also home to precious
animals such as yellow monkeys, langurs....
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